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Keris Palembang Luk 11 Ulu Dewa.

Keris Palembang Luk 11 Ulu Dewa – Another good example of a Palembang, South Sumatran keris. The handle is made of hard ebony(?) woods, and is in the bird like figurine form typical of the region. The top sheath is made from hard and well selected kemuning woods with natural contrasting grains, with the bottom stem made of angsena woods. A repoussed brass ferrule or selut completes fittings. 

Very sturdy blade with 11 meandering luks or waves, has the base features or perabots well executed having rather complete features.

 Pamor patterns are condense, and are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations. The pamor wos utah is said to enhance the owner’s material well being.
Aside from very minor hairline cracks at the hilt, 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: 13.2".   Overall length: 17.5".

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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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