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

Keris Palembang Lurus Ayat 0412.

Keris Palembang Lurus Ayat 0412 A rather rare example of a keris from the southern Sumatran region of Palembang. Handle in the typical Palembang bird like form is made from hard kemuning woods having a well repoussed silver alloy ferrule or mendak. Top sheath is also made of very well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains, with an angsena wooden bottom stem.

Rather short and very sturdy straight blade with minimal base features or perabots, has an overall shape or dapor called tilam upih.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the miring technique showing vertical lines called pamor adeg or standing pamor. The pamor is said to protect the owner from natural disasters.
Along the surface and is a rather unobvious, there are Quranic inscriptions.

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 the early 19th century.

Length of blade: 12".   Overall length: 15.4".

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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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