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Keris Palembang Lurus Bahari 0516.
Keris Palembang Lurus Bahari 0516 - A very good example of a rather short keris called the keris bahari, from the southern Sumatran region of Palembang. Handle in the typical Palembang human relief form, and top sheath in the sabit bulan or crescent moon, are made from well selected kemuning woods. Bottom stem is made of well selected angsena woods, with a repossed silver alloy ferrule or selut to complete fittings.
Very sturdy straight blade is rather slim, and has features similar to its bigger “cousins” that is the keris panjang or executioner’s keris. The overall form is called the keris anak alang, and like its cousin, is meant for status wear.
Pamor patterns are of the miring technique, and are of the adeg or standing variations. The blade is also well tempered, from the darker shades on the top half of the blade.
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 mid to late 19th century.
Length of blade: 10". Overall length: 15".
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