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CENTRAL JAVA > YOGYAKARTA > Silver Making
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LOCATION:
There is a silver making gallery located in the village of Mungkid in Magelang Regency called Borobudur Silver. It is located some 10 minutes away from Candi Borobudur or about 30 minutes outside the city of Yogyakarta.

The short visit to this gallery is often combined with packaged tours to Candi Borobudur, Candi Mendut and Candi Pawon. Do ask the Yogyakarta-based travel agents in advance.

DESCRIPTION:

Silver making is another type of cottage industry that thrives in Indonesia, in line with the country's deep rooted history of artistic creations. The example of silver making process can be witnessed in Borobudur Silver, among other places in the vicinity of downtown Yogyakarta.

Right at the entrance of the complex, you will be greeted by a number of well-trained staff meticulously crafting amorphous silver pieces into crafty shapes of home wares and personal accessories. While the staff may seem too involved with the delicate job, they will be thrilled to answer any questions that you may have regarding the process.

Naturally, there is a spacious showcase gallery for silver items for sale, should you be interested to bring some souvenirs home. Generally, the more affordable silver wares are in the form of earrings, necklaces, pendants, rings, brooches and basic cutleries. These personal accessories are not probably as eye-catching as exquisite sail boat- or phoenix-shaped silver encased in glassy box frame, which will certainly let you dig deeper in your pocket.

You may also venture into the back of the complex where you can browse a home furniture gallery where you can view teak wood decorations for your home. 

MY VERDICT:
Quite an OK place to visit. No annoying seller trying to solicit any purchases from you.

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