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The Creation of Indonesian Cultural Motifs in Jewelry through Artistic Fusion
Kadek Ganda Ismawan
Aug 30, 2023
Indonesia, a land of diverse cultures and rich traditions, has long been a source of inspiration for various art forms. One such avenue where Indonesian heritage shines brilliantly is in the realm of jewelry design. Such as intricate patterns to the profound symbolism, Indonesian cultural elements are seamlessly weaved into the world of jewelry, generating unique pieces that are not merely gorgeous adornments but also carriers of history, beliefs, and creativity.
The renowned Indonesian art of Batik has transcended cloth and found a new canvas in jewelry. Sunaka Jewelry's Batik Indonesia collection, which was inspired by Indonesian Batik designs including Kawung Batik and Parang Batik, showcases the genuine essence of Indonesia to the world through the art of silver. This collection commemorates Indonesia's artistic legacy.
The delicate gold or silver patterns of Songket, a traditional Balinese hand-woven cloth, are often adapted in jewelry designs which usually combine metals and jewels, giving rise to pieces that shimmer and dazzle like threads of gold. The Balinese Songket patterns served as the inspiration for Sunaka Jewelry's Songket Collection. Using "Bun Jawan", a characteristic silversmithing method used in Celuk Village, Bali, this idea is imaginatively incorporated into chic silver and gold jewelry collections.
The "Unity in Diversity" principles that form the cornerstone of harmony in Indonesia's multi-ethnic, multicultural, and multi-religious society are symbolized by the Bhinneka motif. This pattern gives rise to the notion that despite our various diversity, we are still a part of a greater whole. The Bhinneka collection is made as a fluid, light-weight, yet exquisite design combination that serves a highly distinctive and original style. It elevates traditional motifs from some Indonesian regions' cultures, such as Bali-Teroja, Central Java-Borneo, and Borneo-Papua.