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Keris Palembang Lurus Andha Agung.

Keris Palembang Lurus Andha Agung – A very good and rare example of a keris for the southern Sumatran regions of Palembang. Handle in the typical Palembang human relief form, and the top sheaths in the sabit bulan or crescent moon form, are made from well selected kemuning woods. Bottom stem is made from angsena woods with a finely repoussed silver ferrule to complete fittings.

Long, sturdy straight blade has rather plain base features or perabots, with an overall shape or dapor called tilam upih.

Pamor patterns are rare, and are arranged both in the mlumah technique (base background) as well as the miring technique (brighter surface peak formations) with an overall background pattern called wos utah or scattered rice, and the rare peak like formations called andha agung or translated vaguely; “your highness”.
The pamor wos utah is said to enhance the owner’s material well being, while the pamor andha agung 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 middle to late 19th century.

Length of blade: 14".   Overall length: 18.6".

Our terms:

Our Pledge:

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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