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Keris Palembang Luk 9 Ganjar Seiras Mati Kanan 0113.

Keris Palembang Luk 9 Ganjar Seiras Mati Kanan 0113 –Another very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sumatran regions of Palembang. Handle in the typical human relief form and top sheath in the typical boat like form, are made from very well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is fully encased with finely repoussed silver with floral motifs at the front and geometrical motifs at the back. A well repoussed silver ferrule completes fittings.

Rather long and very sturdy blade with 9 meandering waves or luks has very well executed base features or perabots with the rare base cross piece made one with the blade, and is called ganjar seiras.
A brass inset is seen at the base of the blunt side (gandik) and this may be added on for mystical reasons.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the kulit semangka or melon skin variations. At the base a peak like formation is seen and is an unplanned pamor tiban called ujung gunung. The pamor kulit semangka is said to enhance the owner’s popularity while the pamor ujung gunung is said to enhance the owner’s status

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: 13".   Overall length: 18.7".

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