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Keris Palembang Luk 9 Ganjar Iras Meteor.

Keris Palembang Luk 9 Ganjar Iras Meteor – A very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sumatran regions of Palembang. Handle in the typical bird like figurine, and the top sheath are made of hard kemuning woods, with the bottom stem made of angsena woods. A well repoussed gilded silver ferrule completes fittings.

Very sturdy blade with 9 slender waves or luks has well executed perabots or base features, and also has the cross piece or ganjar made one with the blade and is called ganjar seiras.

Pamor pattern are condense and are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations with a prominent peak like formation at the base called pamor ujung gunung. The pamor wos utah is said to enhance the owner’s material well being while the pamor ujung gunung is said to enhance the owner’s status.
At certain pamor lines there are signs of homogeneity that suggest the presence of meteoric metals.

Condition: Very good condition. Aside from minor hairline cracks at the woods, rest is all in 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 middle 19th century.

Length of blade: 13.2".   Overall length: 17".

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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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