Gold and Silversmiths at Celuk Village
Located approximately 10km northeast of Denpasar, and 4km southwest of Sukawati, the village of Celuk is home to Bali’s goldsmiths and silversmiths. The main road of Jalan Raya Celuk is lined with workshops and galleries. The town has been crafting high-quality gold and silver for over 100 years, where their designs feature unique and original designs thanks to the craftsmen’s skill and industriousness.
Almost the entire neighborhood of Celuk is home to families of jewelers, with each of them having artistic skills in developing and designing intricate designs and patterns. The items they produce include souvenirs, bracelets, rings, necklaces, broaches, studs and other Balinese accessories for ceremonial adornments. These items are usually mass-produced and exported.
Celuk welcomes visitors and invites you to see how they design and elaborate the processes, and witness fully how the art is created. The items they make can also be purchased directly. The households act as galleries, with their items shown in the front, through glass displays.
In the eastern part of Celuk, you will immediately find rows of galleries and art shops working on gold and silver. Some spots also feature other products such as as animal motif spoons, forks of floral engravings, silverware trays and much more! The rows of art shops don’t only welcome prospective buyers, but also visitors interested only in the process of design and production of the silver goods.
The finished products are usually displayed in viewing glass cases for visitors to easily see the designs from all angles. If you want to take an even closer look, you can ask the shopkeeper or gallery to take them out for you. They will be happy to explain the process and production, as well as provide other details about the item. Most of the items have a small paper price tag in both USD and IDR. The prices differ depending on the complexity and weight of the design. You can find an item such as a small pendant only costing IDR 50,000, as well as more complex and magnificent items (like sail ships or a temple made of silver) costing up to IDR 15 million.