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

Keris Palembang Lurus Tilam Sari Ulu Dewa.

Keris Palembang Lurus Tilam Sari ulu Dewa - Another very good example of a keris from Palembang southern Sumatra, with well carved bird like handle made of hard kemuning woods, and top sheath also made well selected of kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made of angsena woods with tiger's stripe grains with a single weaved rattan band in the middle of the bottom stem.

Long and very sturdy straight blade with has rather plain base features or perabots, except for a small extension of the fretworks or grenengs (ron dha nut). The overall shape or dapor is called tilam sari.

Pamor patterns are very condensed, and arranged in the mlumah technique, and are of the wos utah or scattered rice variations. The pamor is believed to be able to enhance the owner's material well being.

Condition: Very good condition. Aside from hairline cracks 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 the early 19th century.

Length of blade: 15.4".   Overall length: 20.5".

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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