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

Keris Palembang Lurus Ulu Ukiran 0216.

Keris Palembang Lurus Ulu Ukiran 0216 -A very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sumatran regions of Palembang. Finely carved handle in the typical Palembang bird like form is made of dark kenaung or ebony woods, and top sheath in the typical boat like form, is made from very well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from angsana woods, with a finely repoussed silver ferrule completing the fittings.

Thick and very sturdy straight blade with thick spine and deep base features or perabots, having an angled profile of the straight blade is called cendrong in Javanese.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the kulit semangka or melon skin variations, which is said to enhance the owner’s popularity.

Condition: Ve
ry 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 19th century.

Length of blade: 13.75".   Overall length: 17".

Price:- US$700 excluding shipping.

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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.

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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