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

Keris Palembang Luk 13 Aged Ilir.

Keris Palembang Luk 13 Aged Ilir A very good example of a Palembang, South Sumatran keris. The handle is made of hard kemuning woods and is in the relief human figurine form typical of the region. The top sheath is made from hard and well selected burl woods, gembol, with natural flashing grains, with the bottom stem made of angsena woods. A finely repoussed silver ferrule or selut completes fittings. 

 Sturdy blade with 13 sublime waves or luks, has the base features or perabots well executed and with deep sogokans. The blade is also tempered at the top quarter where it shows a darker shade.

 Pamor patterns are arranged in the miring technique, and shows vertical lines flowing along the middle of the blade called pamor adeg ilir, or standing pamor. The pamor adeg ilir is said to protect the owner from natural mishaps.

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 early 19th century.

Length of blade: 14".   Overall length: 18.6".

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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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