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

Keris Palembang Luk 7 Sabit Bulan 0121.

Keris Palembang Luk 7 Sabit Bulan 0121 A very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sumatran regions of Palembang. The hilt in the semi human figurine form, is typical of the region, and has finer details carving at the front and back.. Top sheath in the less common sabit bulan or crescent moon forms, is made from well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains, with and angsana bottom stem to complete. A well repoussed silver ferrule or pendoko completes the fittings.

Very sturdy blade with 7 meandering luks or waves, with  very well executed base features or perabots, having an overall shape or dapor called carubuk in Javanese.

Pamor patterns are condense, and are arranged in the mlumah technique of the pamor kulit semangko or melon 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 middle 19th century.

Length of blade: 12.5".   Overall length: 16.5".

Price:- US$590 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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