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Keris Bugis Sulawesi Sepokal Toli-Toli.

Keris Bugis Sumbawa Sepokal Toli-Toli � A very fine example of a rather short keris from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas form is fully encased with thick silver using fine filigree and granulation techniques, and overlaid at places with18K gold petals works. It is also studded with red rubies at the front. The sheath is also fully encased using similar gold and silver techniques, and has the rare toil-toli or loop like attachments (meant for high status wear) at the front having rubies and emeralds profusions.

Short and very sturdy straight blade with a slightly angular profile and plain base features or perabots, and a hexagonal cross section, has an overall shape or dapor called sepokal in Malay.

Pamor patterns are condense, and are arranged in the mlumah technique, with the base having a peak like formation is called pamor ujung gunung. Above it are condense contouring pamor lines called pamor wos utah, or scattered rice.

The pamor ujung gunung is said to enhance the owner�s status and the pamor wos utah is said to enhance the owner's material well being.
The short nature of the blade also suggest it for a boy's use, most probably from a noble family.

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 middle 19th century.

Length of blade: 9.5".   Overall length: 15".

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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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