Bali Artisan Jewelry
The first artisan group are skilled silversmiths from Celuk, Bali, Indonesia. These silversmiths from Celuk handcraft Bali silver jewelry using genuine 925 silver.
The second group is from a fair trade jewelry organisation who works with a variety of artisans on several of the Indonesian islands, in particular Bali.
Their handcrafted jewelry includes natural carved wood bracelets, handpainted fashion bangles, Balinese silver ring bands and more.
Each piece of Bali jewelry is made of genuine .925 Sterling Silver, natural wood or sea shells, and is a work of outstanding quality and attention to detail. These works of jewelry art are a wonderful example of Asian jewelry.
Celuk, Bali Jewelry
Celuk is located between Batubalan and Sukawati, less than an hour from Denpasar, the capital and location of Bali’s international airport. Celuk where this handmade silver jewelry has been created, has evolved into Bali’s gold and handmade silver jewelry making centre. Trade in such silver jewellery has essentially become the primary industry for almost everyone in Celuk. It started with a small number of Pande (smith) clans and has expanded until almost every home has been converted into gold and silver jewelry workshops.
The silver jewelry that is made here includes handmade earrings, handcrafted necklaces, handmade pendants, brooches, artisan rings and handmade bracelets. The cultural heritage of the Balinese is distinctively apparent in these artistic creations. Intricate patterns derived from those found in Batik become the central theme of a hair pin worn by women for ceremonial purposes. Silver bracelets or rings model the snakes that guard the Temple of Tanah Lot. Nature and culture meet in the gold and silver artistry of the Balinese.
The road from Batubalan through Celuk to Sukawati is lined with dozens of galleries and shops offering a wide variety of gold and silver jewelry and crafts. If you are planning a vacation in Bali, be sure to visit the village of Celuk and don’t miss the pleasures of shopping in the many studios of the village.
Indonesian Fair Trade Jewelry
This small fair trade jewelry organisation works with more than 40 different artisan groups who create a variety of handicrafts including artisan jewellery. Their artisan jewellery reflects a wide range of traditional Indonesia designs.
This fair trade jewelry organisation supports the artisans with design, technical assistance, administration and marketing. They work with the artisans to assist in improving working conditions and to generate awareness about the environment.
As with all fair trade organisations, this fair trade group works directly with the jewelry artisans ensuring that they receive fair pay and work in a good working environment. In addition to fair pay and training the jewelry artisans also receive 50% advance payment for their jewelry, interest free loans and assistance with acquiring equipment for their workshops.
One of the main concerns of this fair trade jewelry organisation is the trend of young people leaving their villages in search of job opportunities. This fair trade jewelry organisation works with these young people to teach them traditional Indonesian jewelry techniques. This training and the resulting sale of their jewelry art work means that the young people do not need to leave their villages for work. It also means that they are contributing to preserving traditional jewelry techniques that might otherwise be lost. In addition to young people a high percentage of the jewelry artisans are women.
This fair trade organisation also supports an orphanage in Java (another Indonesian island) and is also a member of the Bali International Women’s Organisation. The unemployment rate in Indonesia is very high and as a result this fair trade organisation provides assistance to families who are unable to pay school tuition fees. In particular there is an awareness that girls are most likely to be among the first to drop out of school and this organisation works hard to reduce this tendency.
A significant percentage of the people in Bali, Lombok and other Eastern parts of Indonesia are not only involved in the creation of jewelry craft and other handicrafts but also dependent upon the sale of these jewelry crafts as their primary source of income.
Pangea Collection is proud to support this fair trade jewelry organisation and we believe that you will love the beautiful jewelry craftsmanship that can be found in their work which includes, wood bracelets, fashion bangles, silver band rings with traditional Balinese design, shell rings and more. Discover all the fair trade jewelry.
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