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Keris Palembang Luk 3 Ganjar Seiras Patrem.

Keris Palembang Luk 3 Ganjar Seiras Patrem – A good and rare example of a short keris from the southern Sumatran regions of Palembang, with both, the handle in the typical relief human figurine form, and the top sheath in the sabit bulan form, are made from well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem is made from angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains, and a well repoussed silver ferrule or pendoko completes fittings.

Sturdy blade with 3 waves or luks and rather rare base features or perabots, using the kembang kacang pogokan, and the ganjar seiras i.e base cross piece made one with the blade. The smaller sized keris is also called patrem (Javanese) and is either made for a woman or a boy.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos
utah, or scattered rice variations, which 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 middle to late 19th century.

Length of blade: 7.5".   Overall length: 11".

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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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