If you visit the city of Ambon, Moluccas, very affectionate if missed a chance to bring home a gift shop craft pearls and shells. Understandably, the city of Ambon as long as it is indeed notable as a producer of craft beautiful round objects.
Ambon is famous as a producer of shell & pearl craft. The round objects are processed into ornate necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and other accessories. Many tourists who make the pearls as souvenirs. As it turns out, in addition taken it for long, the shell or shells were not thrown away. In the hands of creative people, they conjure up the shell into a beautiful craft. Cultivate mussels requires a few steps, after the grains of pearl taken from inside the shells, meat that is attached to the inside of the outer shell of discarded shells, then washed and dried.
Shells are mostly drawn from the Aru Islands, Maluku, it is washed and then dried before being crushed by machine grinding. Next the shells “carved” with saws or affixed with other shellfish before sawed to produce the desired shape every craftsman.
SHELL CRAFT TRANSFORMED INTO BEAUTIFUL DECORATIONS
In the city of Ambon, the pearls are often processed into ornate necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings, and a variety of other accessories. In addition taken it for long, the shell or shells are not discarded, because it can also be “transformed” into a beautiful hand crafted. In the hands of the craftsman, trash the ocean was transformed into many forms. From a grain of pearl cultivation around the Maluku islands or the nature of the sea is capable of very high-value when it’s been made into a, accessories such as rings, bracelets, earrings, and more.
Shell Craft formed into horses, fish, coral reefs, to more complex forms, such as Islamic calligraphy and the cross of Jesus Christ. Forms that are pasted on wood before then coated glass and given a frame of wood or fiber as a wall decoration.
Vary in size, ranging from small, size 25 cm x 15 cm, large, reaching up to 100 cm x 80 cm. Size and difficulty level becomes decisive high low selling price. Prices range from Rp 100,000 up to more than Rp 3 million. In fact, reportedly, pearl attached to the crown of the Queen of the Netherlands came from Ambon, when colonial rule was in the archipelago. In addition, guests of the city officials in Ambon also got gift shop pearls Indonesia rich natural results. Maluku is indeed one of the best producers of pearls in Indonesia, from which valuable hundreds of thousands of dollars to millions of dollars can you find here.
BATU MERAH VILLAGE THE CENTRE OF SHELL CRAFT IN AMBON
Shells and pearls can we encounter in the Batu Merah Village. Batu Merah village is the first village that will be bypassed if we drive from the airport to the city of Ambon. This craft is truly unique because in addition to having high artistic value also requires skill, persistence, perseverance and patience of the craftsmen.
Just imagine the manufacturing process into a work of art must be speeding the process of cleaning the shell of shells, the depiction of the model, the transfer model on the shell, sawing the shell, then the establishment of a container, cleaning of the surface of the model and the model of snapping on the container. All stages of the process is done by a craftsman who’s time depending on whether a complicated model that would be created.
Shell craft & pearl mussels in Batu Merah village has already underway since tens of years ago and made hereditary.
The prospect of a craft business shell is actually very good. Ornaments of shells produced in only a few places in the archipelago so that rivals sales of less. The artistic value of the paintings made from shells are also very high demand by the community so that it will never lose buyers. It also survived because the shells are made of anti anti termite and rotted and always sparkling. The beauty of these shells can be found in the form of paintings of nature, flora, fauna, religious pictures, calligraphy, prayer beads, bracelets, pins, logo, nameplate even buttoned suits and bros.
So don’t forget to bring home a souvenir seashell pearls from Ambon, if by chance you are currently visiting the Maluku islands.
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