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Keris Palembang Lurus Ganjar Seiras 0111.

Keris Palembang Lurus Ganjar Seiras 0111 – Another very good and rare example of a keris form the southern Sumatran region of Palembang. Finely carved handle in the semi bird form and top sheath are made from finely selected kemuning burls woods, or gambol, with flashing as well as tight grains. Bottom stem is made from angsana woods with a well repoussed silver ferrule or selut to complete fittings.

Thick and very sturdy blade with rather plain base features or perabots, has an overall shape or dapor called tilam upih in Javanese. The base piece or ganjar is also made one with the blade, and it is rarely seen and is called ganjar seiras.

Pamor patterns are condense and are arranged in the mlumah technique of the kulit semangko or melon skin pamor. It is said to enhance the owner’s popularity.

All patterns are unplanned or pamor tiban, and at the base there are some unplanned pamor tiban that resemble a figurine of sorts and is called pamor rojo gundolo. It is sought after for its strong protective properties.

Condition: Very g
ood condition
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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: 12.5".   Overall length: 17.7".

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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