Helloindonesia.id – The silver craft has been synonymous with an area called Kotagede in Yogyakarta. However, in West Sumatra there is an area that is also known for the beauty of its silver handicrafts. This area is named Koto Gadang Agam, an area of art center known as a silver craft center.
Koto Gadang Agam is a village level area in Agam Regency, West Sumatra. Since the Dutch occupation in this village, the people in this village have started to make various silver handicrafts. The results of this silver craft are not only attractive to the people who live around Agam, but also by the Dutch people who are there. Various types of silver handicrafts such as necklaces, bracelets, and rings at that time were much in demand by Dutch women.
Over time, the name Koto Gadang Agam was increasingly known as a maker of silver handicrafts in West Sumatra. In fact, around 1911, the village’s silver craft was already known to the nations of Europe.
One that is characteristic of the silver craft at Koto Gadang Agam lies in its smooth shape and color that is not too bright. This slightly raises the impression not too flashy eyes when worn. Silver from the City of Gadang Agam is also known for being very delicate in its manufacturing process so that it makes people overseas be impressed with the results.
At present the silver handicraft in Koto Gadang Agam has begun to be favored by foreign markets. In addition to Europe, silver from this village has also touched Asian markets such as Malaysia, Singapore and several other neighboring countries.
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