Indonesia & Philippines
Very Good Heavy Bugis Keris Dagger
Origin: Sulawesi, Indonesia
Date: Early 20 C.
Bugis (Buginese) people are the biggest ethnic group from Sulawesi (Celebes) Island. They carry a very typical Keris dagger: Rather short with massive blade, scabbard with somewhat square lines and a pistol grip handle.
The very good Bugis Keris offered here is of typical character: Massive blade with clear pamor structure of very high contrast pattern. The mendak is pierced brass with granulation work. The hilt and the scabbard are carved from a grained wood in a classical Sulawesi style. Thye tip of the scabbard is ivory.
Blade 15 inches long. Total Length 19 inches. Very good condition. Very minor wood chips on the handle.
About item 14757
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