MALAY ART GALLERY'S....House of  Keris

Keris Melayu Bugis Luk 3 Patrem.

Keris Melayu Bugis Luk 3 Patrem Another very good example of a short keris from the southern Malaysian peninsular regions. Handle in the kerdas form and the top sheath is made from well selected kemuning woods with the bottom stem made of angsena woods. A well repoussed silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.

Shirt and very sturdy blade with three waves or luks has very strong Bugis features, with a hexagonal cross section and other perabots or base features.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique with a peak like formation at the base called ujung gunung, and above it are pamor wos utah or scattered rice. The pamor ujung gunung is said to enhance the owner's status while the pamor wos utah is said to enhance the owner's material well being.

Condition: Aside from minor chip at the tip of hilt, rest is all in 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 late 19th century.

Length of blade: 9.3".   Overall length: 11.6".

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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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