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

Keris Palembang Luk 13 Mati Kanan 0513.

Keris Palembang Luk 13 Mati Kanan 0513 – A very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sumatran regions of Palembang. Well 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 of angsana woods with a well repoussed silver ferrule completes fittings.

Long and very sturdy blade with 13 meandering waves or luks has very well executed and deep base features or perabots, with the last luk bending towards the right or “mati kanan” in Malay.

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: 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: 17".

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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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