I created the Spirit of the Sun and the Spirit of the Moon talisman with citrine because of the illustrative nature of native Indonesian dance. These ritualistic dances, like the dance of the Barong, use a vast amount of delicate hand gestures and expressions to tell part of the folktale. In addition to that, they emphasize the intricacy of each movement and its meaning.
Due to this beautiful way of storytelling these shadow box style pendants came to fruition, topped with a Citrine charm. They each come on a 45 cm/ 18 inch beaded silver necklace.
Dance of the Barong
For this new collection I explored the wondrous world of Indonesian mythology and their ritualistic ways of storytelling. Delicate dance movements and shadow plays, accompanied by Gamelan music, pass on the rich legends and history to new generations. The most popular theme is ‘good versus evil’ and it offers a unique combination of ritual, lesson and entertainment.
Inspired by everything I discovered during this journey I created a collection of jewels, each meant to tell a small part of the folklore mixed with my personal style and love for storytelling.
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9 September 2021