About Us

Ancient Artistry in a Contemporary World

The name Prapen is derived from the Indonesian word Perapian (forge) -- the workshop of a metalsmith. Prapen is owned and managed by a member of the Pande Mas, the ancient clan of Balinese smiths who worked with precious metals.

The family business was started four generations ago by one of the first silversmiths to sell directly to tourists from the cruise ships that docked at Padang Bai. Today, Prapen has evolved into a centre of excellence for traditional Balinese metalsmithing with an international clientele that recognizes the exquisite quality of its creations.

Designers and artisans are given the resources and support they need to produce their best work. Talented smiths who lack financial resources are provided with tools and designs. Production is carefully balanced to avoid exploiting the culture.

Located in the metalsmithing village of Celuk on the island of Bali, Prapen is a window to Balinese culture, ritual and time-honored skills.