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

Keris Palembang Luk 9 Sabit Bulan 0220.

Keris Palembang Luk 9 Sabit Bulan 0220 - Another very good and example of a keris form the southern Sumatran region of Palembang. Very well carved handle is made from hard woods called kemuning, and in the semi human relief form, with the top sheath in the semi sabit bulan or crescent moon form made also from well selected kenuning woods. Bottom stem is made from angsena woods, with a thick brass ferrule or pendoko to complete the fittings.

Long and sturdy blade with 9 meandering waves or luks and spine having very well executed base features or perabots typical of the region's styles.

Pamor patterns are very condense and are of the mlumah technique the wos utah or scattered rice variations.

Condition: Very good condition. Aside from minor chips at the tips of the sheath, and minor hairline crack 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 late 18th century.

Length of blade: 18\5.5".   Overall length: 19.5".

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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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