Komang & Ketut
Ketut has known Carina since she was first in the womb. In 1983, Carina’s mother Cynthia met Ketut in a silver village in Bali. They became dear friends, and collaborated for many years making shell and silver earrings among many other beautiful creations. Ketut has a beaming smile, an enthusiasm for creativity, and a commitment to the generational wisdom of artisans. Carina is blessed to have known Ketut and Komang all her life. The three often spend their free days together, laughing and creating in their home workshop, and Carina is a regular both at family meals, and Ketut and Komang’s frequent temple ceremonies.
Ketut is proudly part of the Balinese tradition of heritage metalsmiths, who trace their roots back to the Majapahit empire in the 15th century. Nature is revered, and beauty in all forms is considered a gift, both from and to the Gods. Beauty created by human hands in an incarnation of God and precious metals are especially respected and honored, as they are God’s gift from the “heart of the earth”.