UKIRAN SULAWESI

GARUDA - Bugis GARUDA - Bugis ARJUNA - 
Early Macassar

The Bugis hilt is an elongated Garuda, as a sea bird, a reminder of their seafarer origin. 

Pictures from "UKIRAN - Essai de classification des poignées de kris de l'archipel indonésien" from Gaspard de Narval

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