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Keris Palembang Lurus Ganjar Seiras Patrem.

Keris Palembang Lurus Ganjar Seiras Patrem –Another good example of a rather short keris from the southern Sumatran region of Palembang. Handle is in the relief human figurine form is typical of the region’s styles, and together with the top sheath are made of well selected kemuning woods with flashing grains. A repoussed silver ferrule or selut completes the fittings.

Rather short blade with minimal base features or perabots, has an overall shape or dapor called tilam upih. The base cross piece or ganjar is made one with the blade and is called ganjar seiras.  The short nature of the blade strongly suggests feminine use, or patrem.

 Pamor patterns are arranged in the miring technique and shows vertical formations along the middle of the blade called pamor adeg or standing pamor. It is said to protect the owner from natural disasters.

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: 10.4".   Overall length: 14".

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