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

Badek Bugis Sulawesi Batu Lapak Dwi Warna 0220

Badek Bugis Sulawesi Batu Lapak Dwi Warna 0220 � A very good and rare example of a side weapon called the badek from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Handle is made of kemuning woods, with the well carved top sheath made of kemuning woods and an angsena bottom stem having plain silver band attachments.

Very sturdy blade with a single sharp edge and a pointy tip is typical of badek of Bugis in origin.

Pamor patterns are rare and at the base a swirl like formation is seen arranged in the miring technique and is called pamor batu lapak. Above it, and arranged in the other mlumah technique, are contouring lines called pamor wos utah or scattered rice pamor.

The pamor batu lapak is said to protect the owner in times of chaos, while the pamor wos utah is said to enhance the owner�s material well being.
The presence of two different pamor patterns is also called dwi warna or bi coloured.

Very good condition.

Age:  Krises and other edge weapons from the region 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 mid to late 19th century.

Length of blade: 8.5".   Overall length: 11.2".

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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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