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Keris Palembang Lurus Ganjar Seiras Gembol 0912.

Keris Palembang Lurus Ganjar Seiras Gembol 0912 – Very good and rare example from the southern Sumatran regions of Palembang, with the handle in the human relief figurine form made from very well kemuning woods with flashing grains.  Top sheath in the typical Palembang’s boat like form, is made from finely selected kemuning burl (gembol or limar) woods, with an angsana wooden bottom stem.

Very sturdy straight or lurus blade with well executed base feature or perabots, and the rare base cross piece or ganjar made one with the blade and is called ganjar seiras.

Pamor patterns are condense and are forged in the mlumah technique, with an overall pamor wos utah or scattered rice pamor. At the base, there is an unplanned pamor tiban in a peak like formation called nunggak semi.
The pamor wos utah is said to enhance the owner’s material well being, while the pamor nunggak semi is said to enhance the owner’s status.

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 middle to late 19th century.

Length of blade: 13.5".   Overall length: 18".

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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.

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