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Keris Palembang Lurus Jalak Akhodiat 0413.

Keris Palembang Lurus Jalak Akhodiat 0413 – Another very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sumatran regions of Palembang. Handle in the typical relief human figurine like form and top sheath in the typical boat like form, are made from very well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from angsana woods. A well repoussed silver ferrule completes fittings.

Very long and sturdy blade with prominent spine, has plain base features or perabots with the “bulge” at the middle of the blade called jalak, it has an overall shape or dapor called Jalak.

Very good selections of metals with pamor patterns arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the kulit semangka or melon skin variations which are said to enhance the owner’s popularity. The presence of a few silvery pamor lines are called pamor akhodiat and it is said to occur during when the entire atmosphere is “perfect”.

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 early 19th century.

Length of blade: 14".   Overall length: 18".

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