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Keris Palembang Lurus Ulu Gading Perak 709.

Keris Palembang Lurus Ulu Gading Perak 709 – A very good and rare example of  a keris from the southern Sumatran regions of Palembang. Finely carved handle in the rare bird like figurine which is typical of Palmebang and carvings needs added mentioning. Top sheath is made of kemunging woods with flashing grains while the bottom stem is fully encased with finely repoussed silver having floral motifs at the front and only border motifs at the back. A well repoussed silver pendoko or ferrule completes fittings.

Rare and very sturdy, thick blade with prominent triangular spine, has the base features or perabots rather plain except for one minute protrusion at the fretworks. Having an arcing profile it can be classified as a sepokal in Malay, and with the plain base features, the overall shape or dapor can be also classified as tilam sari in Javanese.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique, and are of the kulit semangko or melon’s skin variations. It is said to enhance the owner’s popularity.

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 late 19th century.

Length of blade: 13".   Overall length: 16.5".

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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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