"I am thankful to God for giving me such a great gift so I can make a living for my family. Not much, perhaps, but enough for our simple way of life."
Like most people who were born and live in Gianyar Regency, Buana has been surrounded by handicrafts since he was a child. Gianyar is a part of Bali known throughout the world for its beautiful landscapes and exceptional artistic legacy. Handicrafts like shadow puppets made of cowhide, woodcarving and silver jewelry are created there in towns like Tegalalang, Ubud, Sukawati and Celuk.
In 1990, Buana decided to learn to craft silver jewelry from a friend in Celuk. He learned it all, from the very basic skills like sanding, polishing and making plates to very advanced techniques. Supported by his family, Buana has continued his profession as a silversmith. "I am thankful to God for giving me such a great gift so I can make a living for my family. Not much, perhaps, but enough for our simple way of life," he says. "Hopefully through Novica I can offer a better future to my wife and two children."
Beautiful and ethereal, the visage of an Indonesian queen is ornately crowned in sterling silver and garnet. Buana carves the mask from cow bone with delicate detail for a necklace of admirable artistry.
Buana designs a necklace of exquisite elegance in honor of the strong bond between a parent and child. Their expressive faces carved of cow bone, they wear the ornate sterling silver crowns that identify them as a king and prince. The handcrafted pendant....read more
Carved from bone, the ivory features of Princess Aura are quiet and peaceful. Komang Suastra crowns the lovely princess with sterling silver set with moonstone and adds a faceted garnet. A substantial sterling chain completes the necklace.
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