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

Keris Melayu Bugis Luk 5 Wengkon Pamor Miang.

Keris Melayu Bugis Luk 5 Wengkon Pamor Miang � Another very good and rather rare example of a keris from the Malaysian peninsular regions. Handle in the kerdas or pistol grip form, and the top sheath or sampir in the typical Bugis tebeng form, are made of hard and very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from angsena woods with tiger�s stripe grains having a kemuning wooden bottom tip. A well reposed thick brass ferrule or pendoko to complete fittings.

Very sturdy blade with 5 waves or luks and well executed base features or perabots with a flat surface and angled edge making it having a hexagonal cross section that is common in Bugis blades.

 Pamor pattern are arranged in the miring technique, showing a peak like formation on one side of the base called ujung gunung, and circumference lines called pamor wengkon. The background pamor metals have a crystalline like characteristics that is called pamor miang in Malay.
The pamor ujung gunung is said to enhance the owner�s status, while the pamor wengkon is said to be of the protective nature.

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 late 19th century.

Length of blade: 13".   Overall length: 16.5".

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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.

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