MALAY ART GALLERY'S....House of Keris
Keris Palembang Lurus Sepokal Seiras 1118.
Keris Palembang Lurus Sepokal Seiras
1118 - Another very good and
rare example of a keris from the southern Sumatran regions of Palembang. Handle
in the typical relief human figurine like form and top sheath in the typical
boat like form, are made from very well selected kemuning woods
with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from angsana woods,
having well repoussed silver alloy panels. A well repoussed silver ferrule
Rather short blade, but is very sturdy and still sharp. Having a straight or lurus posture, but with a stark angular profile, called sepokal in Malay. The base cross piece, or ganjar, is also made one with the blade and is called ganjar seiras.
Pamor patterns are not contrasting which is the norm form this particular regional variation of sepokal. Arranged 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.
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 mid to late 19th century.
Length of blade: 12.5". Overall length: 16.5".
Price:- US$390 excluding shipping.
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