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Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 3 Patrem 0111.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 3 Patrem 0111 – A good example of a rather small keris from the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. Newly made fittings using well selected kemunig woods for the kerdas or pistol grip hilt form, and the square tebeng form for the top sheath. Bottom tip is made from the rare fossilized mammoth molar or garham gajah. A plain brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.

Short and very sturdy blade with three meandering waves or luks and base features or perabots typical of the Bugis “rugged” sea faring styles.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the kulit semangka or melon skin variations. At the base a peak like formation is seen and is an unplanned pamor tiban called nunggak semi. The pamor kulit semangka is said to enhance the owner’s popularity while the pamor nunggak semi is said to enhance the owner’s status.

The short nature of the keris suggest either a boy’s or feminine use called “patrem” Javanese.

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 late 18th century blade with late 20th century fittings.

Length of blade: 11.2".   Overall length: 15".

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