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Keris Sumbawa Lurus Sepokal Perak Toli-Toli.

Keris Sumbawa Lurus Sepokal Perak Toli-Toli – A very and rare good example of a rather small keris from the eastern Indonesian island of Sumbawa. Handle in a bird like form, and sheath are made of woods and is fully encased with finely repoussed silver having the toli-toli or rope like feature at the front usually associated with status wear.

Very sturdy straight blade with a rather arcing profile and a hexagonal cross section shows very strong Bugis influences, and has an overall shape or dapor called sepokal in Malay. The rather smaller sized blade strongly suggest high status feminine (patrem) or a small boy’s use.

Pamor patterns are condense and arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations. All patterns are unplanned or pamor tiban and at the base there is a peak like formation called pamor ujung gunung.

The pamor wos utah is said to enhance the owner's material well being, while the pamor ujung gunung is said to enhance the owner's status.

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.

Dimensions: Please top picture with side rule.

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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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