Silver Workshop in Kotagede

Create Your Own Timeless Piece

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$15.00per guest
Hosted by Pak Sumedi

Highlights

  • Learn the process of creating your own Jewelry from a 3rd generation silversmith
  • Have a customized hand-made silver/copper jewelry to take home
  • Experience traditional silversmithing methods from raw metal to your very own personalized timeless piece

Inclusive of:

  • All tools, equipment and materials necessary for the workshop (including Silver or Copper based on selection)
  • Light refreshments
  • English speaking facilitator

Not Inclusive of:

  • Extra materials or change in size of chosen Jewelry
  • Pick-up and drop-off service within Yogyakarta (can be included at additional cost)
  • Meals
$US 15.00 per guest
3 hours
1 - 4 guest
Cancellation Policy: Moderate

Full refund available for cancellations made up to 24 hours prior to booking start time.

Booking Options

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Select add-ons to customize your tour!

Silver Bracelet (50 grams)
$ 40.00/pax
Silver ring (10 grams)
$ 10.00/pax

More About This Experience

For decades, the Silver trade in Yogyakarta has centered around Kotagede, the ancient capital of the Mataram Kingdom founded in 1582. Silver was initially crafted upon the order of the royal houses, however, Kotagede flourished as an enclave for silversmiths when the wife of the then dutch governor to Indonesia Mary Agnes introduced and trained skilled silversmiths in Jogja to produce the finest export quality silverware and jewelry. Since that time in the 1930s, silver production has been a mainstay for many who live in Kotagede. Mr Sumedi, our host is the member of one such family that has been in the trade for generations. In this backstreet workshop, you will get a rare opportunity to craft your own jewelry. We encourage you to bring your own design/pattern or shape and form for the jewelry you wish to create. Your hosts will then help you through the entire process - from flat metal sheet to a personalized timeless piece you can call your very own. You will be able to choose between making a ring, ear-ring or bracelet from either copper or silver. Choose from the add-on section below to fit your requirements and we will let the hosts know to prepare your specifications before your arrival. Note: The default price of $15 is for a copper bracelet. If you to make a silver ring or a silver bracelet, please select it from the add on section below.

Additional Information:

  • Pick-up point: The exact pick-up location address will be sent to your email immediately after your booking
  • Venue is located around 15 minutes drive from the city center - we recommend using a transport app (Gojek/Grab) as the cheapest and most reliable way to get there
  • There are steps in the process that involve flaming the metal to soften it, this will strictly be done by the host
  • Bringing a bottle of water is recommended

Location

The pick-up location address will be sent to your email immediately upon booking.

Upcoming availability

Monday, February 18
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Your Local Host

Pak Sumedi

Hi, my name is Sumedi, I am 61 years old, a proud husband and father of two children. I first learnt the art of silversmithing from my father more than 30 years ago. Since then, times have changed and the local and...

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US$ 15.00 per guest