MALAY ART GALLERY'S....House of  Keris

Keris Palembang Lurus Patrem.

Keris Palembang Lurus Patrem – Another good example of a rather short keris from the southern Sumatran region of Palembang. Handle is in the relief human figurine form is typical of the region’s styles, and together with the top sheath are made of well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. A repoussed silver ferrule or selut completes the fittings.

Rather short blade with minimal base features or perabots, has an overall shape or dapor called tilam upih. The short nature of the balde strongly suggests feminine use, or patrem.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique and shows circular formations along the middle of the blade called pamor bendo sagado. It is said to enhance the owner’s material well being.

Very good condition
. Aside from minor a hairline cark at the handle, 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: 9.5".   Overall length: 14.5".

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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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