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Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 9 Luwu 0912.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 9 Luwu 0912 – A very good example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas form and top sheath are made from very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains. A filigree silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.

Thick and very sturdy blade with 9 waves or luks and very well executed base features or perabots and an angled edges or gusen, with the typical Bugis styled hexagonal cross section.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique, and has a peak like formation at the base called pamor ujung gunung, with an overall central pamor kulit semangko or melon skin, and the perimeter lines along the edges called pamor wengkon.
The few highly contrasting white pamor lines, strongly suggest the use of the highly sought after pamor luwu; a high grade nickel found only in Luwu, southern Sulawesi.
 With three different pamor patterns, it is also called tri warna or tri colored.

Condition: Ve
ry 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 to late 19th century.

Length of blade: 15".   Overall length: 19".

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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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