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Keris Bugis Sumbawa Luk 9 Ganjar Seiras Meteor.
Keris Bugis Sumbawa Luk 9 Ganjar Seiras Meteor –
A very good and rare example of a keris from the eastern Indonesian island of
Sumbawa that has strong Bugis influence. Handle made of hard kemuning
woods, is in the kerdas form, but is unusually having the front with the
jawa demam characteristics. Top sheath also made of well selected kemuning
woods with flashing grains having the top of buffalo horn. Bottom stem is made
of hard angsena(?) woods with a buffalo horn bottom tip. A thick brass
ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.
Very sturdy blade with 8 waves or luks and very well executed base features or perabots, is also having the base cross piece made one with the blade and is called ganjar seiras.
Pamor patterns are condense and are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations, which is said to enhance the owner’s material well being.
The surfaces of the metals are also showing a lot of homogenous activity that strongly suggest the presence of meteoric metals.
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 19th century.
Length of blade: 13.8". Overall length: 17.2".
Buyer will pre-pay, plus shipping and insurance (optional), which will be calculated upon receipt of address.
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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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