MALAY ART GALLERY'S....House of Keris
Keris Palembang Luk 9 Nyepuhan 0111.
Keris Palembang Luk 9 Nyepuhan 0111 –A very good and
rare example of a keris from the southern Sumatran regions of Palembang. Handle
in the typical Palembang’s bird like form is finely carved from hard kemuning
woods. Top sheath in te Palembang’s boat like form is also made from very well
selected kemuning woods. Bottom stem is fully encased with finely
repoussed silver stem cover or pendok bunton, having floral motifs at the
front and only border motifs at the back. A well repoussed silver ferrule or
selut completes fittings.
Long, thick and very sturdy blade with prominent triangular spine and 9 waves or luks with well executed base features or perabots.
Pamor patterns are not contrasting and shows forging in the mlumah technique of the wos utrah or scattered rice variations.
The blade is very well tempered as seen from the darker shades on the top quarter of the blade, showing where the quenching of the red hot blade during tempering extending very far down the blade. This process of tempering is called nyepuhan.
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 late 19th century.
Length of blade: 16". Overall length: 19.1".
Buyer will pre-pay, plus shipping and insurance (optional), which will be calculated upon receipt of address.
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Shipment by air courier. Shipments by reliably known Federal Express. Depending on destination, please allow a maximum of 5 working days for safe delivery time. Other cheaper forms of delivery are available through Speedpost, an arm of the postal service here. Do not hesitate to e-mail for details.
To the U.S.A, present rates are at US$33.00 per kilogram by FedEx (3 days) and Speedpost are at US$22.00 per kilogram (10 days). Other destinations please do inquire.
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.
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