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

Keris Palembang Luk 9 Petola.

Keris Palembang Luk 9 Petola A good example of a keris from Palembang southern Sumatra, with well carved human like handle and top sheath both made of well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. The bottom stem is made of angsena woods, and well a repoussed silver ferrule or pendoko to complete fittings.

Very sturdy blade with sublime 9 waves or luks, has very well executed  perabots using the kembang kacang nguku bima. It has an overall shape or dapor called petola in Malay.

Pamor patterns are very condensed, and are of the wos utah or scattered rice variations, which is said to enhance the owner's material well being. All patterns are unplanned or pamor tiban, and at the base there are condense unplanned pamor patterns that has mystical references.

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: 13.8".   Overall length: 18.3".

Our terms:

Our Pledge:

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.

We advise interested buyers to please feel free without any obligations, to ask for more information or pictures of the items interested. We are also open to any comments on our item's descriptions.

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