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Keris Palembang Luk 9 Ulu Dewa Perak.

Keris Palembang Luk 9 Ulu Dewa Perak   Another very good example of a Palembang, South Sumatran keris, with typical form of handle in a bird like form. The top sheath is made of hard and well selected kemuning woods, with a repoussed silver encasements over the bottom stem. A white metal ferrule or pendoko completes fitting.

Sturdy 9 waved blade with well executed base features or perabots, is rather broad at the base and tapers to the tip.

Pamor patterns are condense and are well arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the wos utah or scattered rice variations, with the base having smaller unplanned circles formation called pamor hujan emas or golden showers.

 Condition: Very good condition.  Aside from minor chip at the base of the silver stem cover, 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: 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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