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Keris Palembang Luk 9 Patrem Perak 610.

Keris Palembang Luk 9 Patrem Perak 610 – A very good example of keris from the southern Sumatran regions of Palembang. Handle in a semi bird form with jawa demam influences, is made of hard kemuning woods. Top sheath in the typical Palembang “boat” style, is also made from well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from angsana woods and is fully encased with finely repoussed silver having different motifs at the front and back. A finely repoussed silver pendoko or ferrule completes fittings.

Rather short blade suggesting either boy’s or feminine (patrem in Javanese) use, is very sturdy with meandering 9 waves or luks, and very well executed deep perabots or base features.

Pamor patterns are rather rare and are arranged in the mlumah technique. Concentrated at the middle of the blade along the spine, small circle arrangements are called uler lulut or snakeskin pamor. It is said to enhance the owner’s status and popularity.

Condition: Very g
ood 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 with mid 20th century silverworks.

Length of blade: 9.5".   Overall length: 13.5".

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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.

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