"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."
Suspended from a silver pendant, the eagle's fierce, proud beauty distinguishes this novel design. Buana carves the brave bird from bone and crowns it with garnet. A black leather cord completes the necklace.
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Balinese symbol of luck and protection, a ferocious dragon comes to life in sterling silver. The elegant creature clasps a ball of faceted deep red garnet. Kenari meticulously crafts the intricate pendant and displays it on a sleek naga chain.
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