Sterling silver cuff bracelet, 'Filigree Lotus'
Fashioned of silver filigree, lotus blossoms are symbols of purity. Priyo Salim takes his inspiration from nature, adapting petals, leaves and tendrils to a beautiful bracelet.
.925 rating silver. Made in Indonesia.
- 6.1" L (end to end) x 1.2" W
- Offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.
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Artisan: Priyo Salim
Priyo Salim was born in one of Indonesia's renowned silver centers. In the 1960s, local craftsmen produced only silver tableware, and Salim's father was the first to create silver sculptures depicting local transportation. Lacking the protection of copyrights, his ideas were copied by everyone.
"I majored in cartography at the university because I wanted to work in the civil service," Salim says. "But then life makes you follow your destiny, and mine was to be a jewelry designer. When my father got old, I was ready to leave home for the civil service. He asked me if I could help him and take his place to continue this family tradition. I liked silver but I had other plans for my future and I didn't know what to do. Finally I made the right choice, thanks to my father's love.
"I chose to create jewelry, because I could easily change the design when someone else copied my idea. My designs were well accepted. In a nationwide jewelry contest held by an Indonesian women's magazine I was chosen as a finalist. I also received awards in other jewelry competitions, and the Indonesian presidential office has asked me to create souvenirs for special events.
"When I took over my father's workshop, I had a cultural goal -- to revive repoussé art that once fluorished during Java's Mataram Kingdom and lasted until the 1940's."