Our first item from our travels is a series of silver cups developed with Indonesian craftsmen.
We spent time in Bali understanding the way in which local crafts are centered around producing items for worship and ritual, as there is an abundance of household temples scattered throughout the island. These items have very specific functions-one object for one action.
The objects produced there, whether made from temporal materials like palm leaves used for daily prayers, that are made to wash away at the end of the day, or silver vessels that hold holy water to sprinkle onto one’s temples, are very specific to each ritual.
The cups are made in a similar fashion with very intentional features intended to encourage other functions beyond holding water.
The name “Sake Tampo” also draws from the traditional vessels used to warm sake in Japan.
Designed as a series, the cups are entirely handmade, just the work of the hammer and the hand.
ORIGIN: Gianyar, INDONESIA.
MATERIAL: 100% fine silver plated brass, matte finish.
Each cup is handmade in Gianyar, Indonesia. Additional Silver plating and finishing realized in Berkeley & Oakland, CA.