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Keris Bugis Sulawesi Sepokal Ulu Ukiran 0512.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Sepokal Ulu Ukiran 0512  – A very good example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. Finely and deeply carved handle in the typical Bugis kerdas or pistol grip form, and top sheath are made from well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. The bottom stem is made from angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains with plain silver alloy panels. A silver alloy ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.

Long and very sturdy straight blade with plain base features or perabots and an angled profile with the typical Bugis styled hexagonal cross section. The overall shape or dapor is called sepokal.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique, and has a peak like formation at the base called pamor ujung gunung, with countouring pamor wos utah or scattered rice at the top. With 2 different pamor patterns, it is also called dwi warna or bi colored.

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 early 18th century.

Length of blade: 13".   Overall length: 17.5".

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