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.
The book collection established by Iputu Juliawan beginning in 1994 has grown over the years. He decided to share his passion and interest in jewelry with the public by providing his private book collection through the library.
The library at Prapen welcomes the donation of new or used books on jewelry and Asian art.
Prapen features a gallery exhibition space for young artists to showcase their work, providing them with an opportunity to gain public recognition. International jewelry designers, jewelry photographers or jewelry illustrators who are planning to visit Bali and interested in exhibiting their work in our gallery can contact our office to make arrangements.
A piece of metal sheet is pressed onto a base of black pitch, and chisels are used to create a pattern which may then be beaten into the metal with a hammer from the reverse side to create a raised effect.
A pattern is placed on a piece of metal sheet and the metal is then pierced onto a base of black pitch. The completed piece is laid upon another piece of plain metal to enhance the pattern.
Granulation is a process of soldering hundreds of tiny granules of metal on to a base. The granule is achieved by heating a small piece of wire using a foot-operated torch.
Our collections are intended to become contemporary heirlooms. With proper care and handling, the jewelry should last for generations and bring many years of pleasure. Some tips to preserve your jewelry in good condition: