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

Keris Palembang Lurus Sepokal Ulu Dewa.

Keris Palembang Lurus Sepokal Ulu Dewa - A very good and rare example of a Palembang, South Sumatran keris. The handle is made of hard ebony woods, and is in the bird like figurine form typical of the region. The top sheath is made from hard and and well selected kemuning woods with natural flashing grains, with the bottom stem made of angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains. A plain brass ferrule or selut completes fittings. 

 Very sturdy and rather thick blade with a plain base or perabots and an arcing profile that has an overall shape called sepokal in Malay.

 Pamor patterns are condense, and are arranged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations. All patterns are unplanned and called pamor tiban, with a prominent peak like formation at the base called pamor ujung gunung or mountain peak.
The pamor wos utah is said to enhance the owner’s material well being, while the pamor ujung gunung  is said to enhance the owner’s status.

Aside from minor hairline cracks at the hilt, 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: 14".   Overall length: 18.8".

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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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