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

Keris Palembang Lurus Tumpal Keli.

Keris Palembang Lurus Tumpal Keli A very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sumatran region of Palembang. Handle in the typical Palembang bird like form is made from hard kemuning woods having a well repoussed silver ferrule or mendak. Top sheath is also made of very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains, with an angsena wooden bottom stem.

Long and very sturdy straight blade with minimal base features or perabots, has an overall shape or dapor called tilam upih.

Pamor patterns are rare, and are arranged using both the mlumah and miring technique showing leaf like arrangements called the pamor tumpal keli. The pamor is said to enhance the owner wealth as well as status.

Condition: Very good condition. Aside from minor nick and hairline age cracks, 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 late 19th century.

Length of blade: 14".   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.

e-mail: keris4u@yahoo.com.sg or a_aljunied@hotmail.com

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No. 31, Bussorah Street, Singapore 199449.
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