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Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 15 Ulu Ukiran 0611.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 15 Ulu Ukiran 0611 – Very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle in the typical Bugis kerdas or pistol grip form, is made from hard woods and is finely carved with floral motifs, with a well repoussed brass ferrule or pendoko.. Top sheath in the square tebeng form, is made from well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains with bottom stem made of angsana woods.

Long and very sturdy blade with rare 15 waves or luks (usually from 3 to 13) having base features or perabots very typical of the Bugis rather “rugged” styles. The overall shape or dapor is called kala wija (Javanese), referring to blades with more than 13 luks.

Pamor patterns are very condense and are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations which is said to enhance the owner’s material well being.

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 the mid to late 19th century fittings, with newly made hilt.

Length of blade: 14.5".   Overall length: 18".

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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.

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