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Keris Palembang Lurus Sepokal Ganjar Seiras 1221.

Keris Palembang Lurus Sepokal Ganjar Seiras 1221 Another very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sumatran regions of Palembang. Finely carved handle in the typical bird like figurine 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 panels. A well repoussed silver/brass alloy ferrule completes fittings.

Very sturdy blade with a central rib rib, 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 late 19th century.

Length of blade: 14".   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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