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

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 11 Bulu Ayam.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 11 Bulu Ayam – A rare example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas form, and the top sheath are made from well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains, with the bottom stem is made from angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains. The base of the handle is also fitted with tightly weaved brass wires and a brass ferrule or pendoko completes the fittings.

 Rather long and very sturdy blade with prominent triangular spine and 11 waves or luks with very well executed base features or perabots.

 Pamor patterns are rare and are arranged in the miring technique with lines flowing out from the middle of the blade. This is a rare arrangement called pamor bulu ayam or chicken feathers. It is said to enhance the owner’s status and is a little choosy preferring an owner with some kind of status in society.

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 middle to late19th century.

Length of blade: 14.7".   Overall length: 17.8".

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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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