Celuk Village Gold and Silversmiths

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The village of Celuk, located about 4 km southwest of the Sukawati District, is Bali’s major centre for goldsmiths and silversmiths. The main road of Jalan Raya Celuk is lined up with galleries and workshops. The village is usually an included stopover on tour itineraries to the central and northern regions such as Ubud and Kintamani and is also a link in Bali’s Batubulan-Mas-Sukawati-Ubud ‘golden pentacle’ of artisans and craftsmen.

The gold and silver items crafted here are of high quality and feature unique and elaborate designs as the craftsmen are known for their skills and industriousness. Almost all of the households in the village are homes to jeweller families and each Celuk villager possesses artistic skills in developing and executing intricate designs and varying patterns.

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The gold and silver items produced here include souvenirs and mass export items such as rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, studs, broaches and many other Balinese ceremonial accessories and adornments.

As a tourism destination, Celuk welcomes visitors by the day who come to see the elaborate designing and production processes up close and witness a work of art in the making. Also, produce can be purchased directly here. Many of the households act as galleries, showcasing items in their front houses through glass displays and others are viewable in their workshops.

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Finished products are displayed in 360-degree viewing glass cases, enabling visitors to inspect the designs from all angles. Should you wish to inspect an item even closer, ask the gallery or shopkeeper to take them out for you, and they will be happy to explain the process of production and other interesting details behind the items.

Most of the items have small paper price tags in US dollars and, in many cases, Indonesian rupiah. Prices vary according to the weight of the piece or the intricacy of the design, with items such as small pendants starting from about Rp 50,000. Complex, magnificent items such as silver sailing ships in glass displays or a temple replica reach a high of about Rp 15 million.

Although most of the items bear price tags, bargaining is still possible. Start at half of the price on the tag and haggle from there until you reach a mutually agreeable price.

Celuk Village

  • Location: Jalan Raya Celuk, Sukawati, Gianyar, Bali 80582, Indonesia
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