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Keris Bugis Sulawesi Lurus Perak Full.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Lurus Perak Full Ė A very good example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle and sheath are made of hard woods, and are fully encased with finely repoussed silver having floral and geometrical motifs typical of the regionís styles.

Very sturdy straight blade with plain base features or perabots and an arcing profile, has an overall shape or dapor called sepokal, typical of the Bugis styles.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique, and are of the kulit semangko or melonís skin variations with a prominent contrasting pamor line at the edges called pamor akhodiat. The pamor kulit semangko is said to enhance the owner's popularity, while the pamor akhodiat is sought after for it is said to enhance the owner's ambitions.

Condition: Very good condition.

Age:  Krises are traditionally made without any date stampings or engravings of the makers' name. Although a kris smith or "empu" has his own styles configured together with the dapor and especially the ganjar (cross piece). Obvious age wear and tear, usage, familiarity with forms, motifs and designs, origin and history, mediums and materials used are our guidelines in determining an approximate age. This particular piece, from our experience and knowledge, should go back to late 18th century blade, with late 19th early 20th century silverworks.

Length of blade: 12.9".   Overall length: 18".

Price:- US$980 excluding shipping.

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We are confident that you will be satisfied with this item and we guarantee it to be materially as presented. However, if the item does meet your expectations, it may be returned within 7 days of receipt for a complete refund of the purchased price, less the shipping cost, provided the item is returned in its original condition.

We advise interested buyers to please feel free without any obligations, to ask for more information or pictures of the items interested. We are also open to any comments on our item's descriptions.

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