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

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 7 Jung Isi Dunia.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Luk 7 Jung Isi Dunia – A very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi region of Bugis. Handle in the kerdas or pistol grip form is made from very well selected kemuning burl (roots) wood grained. Top sheath in the typical Bugis tebeng form, is made from very well selected kemuning woods with tight flashing grains. Bottom stem is fully encased with well repoussed thick brass with floral and geometrical motifs typical of the Bugis styles. A well repoussed brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.

Long and very sturdy blade with 7 meandering waves or luks and well executed perabots or base features.

Condensed pamor patterns arranged in the mlumah technique with an overall pamor kulit semangko or melon’s skin pamor. All patterns are unplanned, or pamor tiban, and at the base a peak like formation is seen and appropriate called ujung gunung or mountain peak. Within the peak formation, is another unplanned pamor tiban showing a small circular formation inside the peak. This is called pamor jung isi dunia, or vaguely translated as earth’s crust. It is highly sought after for its strong mystical properties.

 The pamor kulit semangko is said to enhance the owner’s popularity, while the pamor ujung gunung is said to enhance the owner’s status.

Condition: Very g
ood 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 19th century blade and wooden fittings, with early 20th century brass stem cover.

Length of blade: 15.1".   Overall length: 19.1".

Our terms:

Our Pledge:

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.

e-mail: or


No. 31, Bussorah Street, Singapore 199449.
Tel/Fax: +65-62948051.

Copyright ©2000.


All Rights Reserved.

Home Page Intro to kris & kris terms Kerises Gallery Other weapons Handles and accessories Sold Items