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Keris Palembang Luk 9 Sempena Ujung Gunung.

Keris Palembang Luk 9 Sempena Ujung Gunung – A very good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sumatran region of Palembang. Handle in the typical Palembang human figurine relief form is made from hard kemuning woods having a repoussed silver ferrule or pendoko. Top sheath is also made of well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains, with an angsena wooden bottom stem.

Very sturdy straight blade with 9 sublime luks or waves has very well executed base features or perabots with an overall shape or dapor called sempana in Javanese.

Pamor patterns are condense, and are well arranged in the mlumah technique of the kulit semangko or melon skin formation. All patterns are unplanned or pamor tiban, and at the base, an unplanned peak like formation is called ujung gunung.

The pamor kulit semangko is said to enhance the owner’s popularity while the pamor ujung gunung is said to enhance the owner’s status.

Condition: Very good condition. Aside from very minor hairline crack at the handle, 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 19th century.

Length of blade: 14".   Overall length: 18.4".

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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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