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

Keris Palembang Lurus Sabit Bulan 0517.

Keris Palembang Lurus Sabit Bulan 0517 - A good and rather rare example of a keris from the southern Sumatran region of Palembang. Handle in the typical Palembang relief human figurine form has added carving at the sides and front. Top sheath or sampir is in the sabit bulan or crescent moon form, and is made of well selected kemuning woods. A thick plain brass ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.

Long and very sturdy blade with a prominent spine, is straight or lurus, but has an angled profile called sepokal in Malay. The base features or perabots are well executed and rather complete with picetan, kembang kacang and grenengs.

Pamor patterns are condense and are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variation. It is said to enhance the owner's material well being.

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 early to mid 19th century.

Length of blade: 15".   Overall length: 20.5".

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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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