A keris from Palembang with a beautiful pamor.
The pamor of the keris is clear and is called Kulit Semangka (peel of the melon).
The base of the keris has many symbols:
- the elephant trunk (Lambe Gajah) has spines (Jengot).
- the front of the base (Gandik) has a tooth (Djalu Memet).
- behind the Gandik is a deep slit (Pejetan).
- the back of the rest piece (Ganja) and the back of the keris have decorations (Greneng).
The grip (Ukiran) is from Madura, see the epaulettes, but has influences of Cirebon surroundings. From very hard wood of lighter colour.
A sheath of hardwood with a shoe from Madura. The fitting is of an alloy with a low silver content.
Especially see the pictures.
The steel ring (Mendak) is old but slightly pressed.
The blade is older than the make-up.
The blade is 37.5 cm long and 9.5 cm wide.
Total weight is 462 grams, weight of the keris itself 294 grams.
- Indigenous object name
- kris keris
- Region/ country
- Palembang, Sumatra, Indonesia
- pamor vas, keményfa
- 2nd half 20th century
- Sold with stand
- 49.5×0×0 cm
- 462 g