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
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".
Buyer will pre-pay, plus shipping and insurance (optional), which will be calculated upon receipt of address.
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We also accept PayPal, Western Union and other forms of payment maybe accepted, but has to be clarified first.
Shipment by air courier. Shipments by reliably known Federal Express. Depending on destination, please allow a maximum of 5 working days for safe delivery time. Other cheaper forms of delivery are available through Speedpost, an arm of the postal service here. Do not hesitate to e-mail for details.
To the U.S.A, present rates are at US$32.00 per kilogram by FedEx (3 days) and Speedpost are at US$22.00 per kilogram (10 days). Other destinations please do inquire.
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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