Handmade Balinese Sterling Silver Unisex Bracelet, "Dragon Bone"
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This amazing bracelet is from the creative mind of Wayan Sarjana, who is known for his simple but elegant designs. Hand crafted from sterling silver in Bali, the striking braided design has an attractive, modern appeal. Each end of the bracelet is adorned by squares of sterling silver that are topped with an intricate rope motif.
Sarjana has steadily grown his workshop. He is eager to continue growing and hopes to be able to employ additional silversmiths in the near future.
Sarjana has a diverse jewelry collection that incorporates both traditional and contemporary motifs. He learned silversmithing from his uncle, and sought out Javanese silversmiths to teach him the specialized art of traditional Indonesian handmade chains - a speciality that has been handed down through the generations. Sarjana is dedicated to preserving Indonesian silverwork and hopes to some day teach his children this art.
Wayan Sarjana has received 8 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1350 and the most recent for $6000. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of sterling silver for production.
Novica sales account for nearly 100 percent of Sarjana's workshop income. This income supports his family and the families of his five assistants.
Sarjana educated his oldest child and now provides for the education of his youngest daughter.
Sarjana gives work to other silversmiths, two of whom specialize in the jawa technique.
Sarjana's two children were born 15 years apart. He provides for both of them.
"had to have another"
I got one of these bracelets from the National Geographic Store a year ago and really loved it. Unfortunately I lost it. I even retraced an hour long walk in my neighborhood to try and find it. I am so glad to just "run into" this site where I can order a replacement. This is a very unique design, beautiful and simple yet complex. I love that the silver is shiny but has a subtle darkness. The weave is such a fascinating square braid you will find yourself looking at it often. Great for men or women
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