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

Keris Palembang Lurus Pendok Perak.

Keris Palembang Lurus Pendok Perak - Another very good example of a keris from Palembang southern Sumatra, with well carved bird like handle made of ebony woods, and top sheath made of kemuning woods. Bottom stem is fully encased with well repoussed silver.

Very sturdy straight blade with prominent spine, has the kembang kacang or elephant’s trunk curling exceptionally.

Pamor patterns are condensed, and arranged in the mlumah technique, and are of the wos utah or scattered rice variations. The pamor is believed to be able to enhance the owner's material well being.

Condition: Very good condition. Aside from minor hairline cracks at the handle and residue of gold plating at the silver works, 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 early 19th century.

Length of blade: 13.2".   Overall length: 18.3".

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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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