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

Keris Palembang Lurus Selut Emas.

Keris Palembang Lurus Selut Emas – A fine example of a keris from the southern Sumatran regions of Palembang. Handle in the typical Palembang’s bird like styled Jawa demam form is finely carved from dark woods, probably kenaung or ebony. Top sheath is made of well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains, and the bottom is encased with well repoussed brass pendok or stem cover. Finely repoussed gold ferrule or pendoko, and gold repoussed panel covering the base of ganjar completes fittings.

Long, very sturdy straight blade with prominent spine and deep fullers has very well executed base features of perabots which includes the picetan, complete and deep sogokans, tikel alis and the spine or ada-ada.

Blade is pattern welded in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations. It is said to enhance the owner’s material well being.

Condition: Very good condition. Aside from minor crack at the base of the handle, test 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 the middle to late 19th century.

Length of blade: 15".   Overall length: 18.5".

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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