Jewellery is a big part of Indonesian heritage, a symbol of royal prosperity in the olden times. These days, the precious antiques could still be seen in museums, rich in detailing that makes them truly Indonesian.
Alenka & Margo, a handmade jewellery brand captained by Rani Tachril and Rsi Respati, is trying to breathes new life into the traditional jewellery. “The idea is to create jewelry that embodies culture value and rich legacy of Indonesia’s enchanting beauty,” Rani says.
Their vision is made alive through Balinese goldsmiths and silversmiths, who hand-make the jewellery. The brand has just launched two collections – Peranakan and Papua.
Peranakan, true to its name, explores the assimilation between local and Chinese culture during the 15th and 17th century. The idea manifests into dangling earrings and sautoir ornamented with gold, rose gold and silver.
Papua, on the other hand, expresses the multifaceted beauty of nature and culture in Papua. The rare Cendrawasih bird is turned into statement earrings. The local art of tattoo, specifically Lakatoi, inspired an intricate gold harness design. Lakatoi is a motif tattooed on a girl’s face to symbolise her father’s success in trading voyages.
Alenka & Margo is available at Kami Idea Kemang and Seibu Grand Indonesia. For more information, visit alenkaandmargo.com