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

Keris Palembang Luk 7 Petola 0617.

Keris Palembang Luk 7 Petola 0617 Another good and rather rare example of a keris from the southern Sumatran region of Palembang. Hard wood handle is finely carved in the typical Palembang bird like form, with the top sheath also made in the typical Palembang's boat like form, is made from hard, well grained kemuning woods. Bottom stem is made of angsana woods with plain silver bands. A thick well repoussed brass ferrule or mendak completes fittings.

Long and very sturdy blade with very sublime 7 luks or waves, has an overall shape or dapor called petola in Malay.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique or the kulit semangko or melon's skin variations, which is said to enhance the owner's popularity.

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: 15.5".   Overall length: 18.75".

Price:- US$400 excluding shipping.

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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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