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Gold & Silver Lover?

My mom is a true gold lover. Especially the Indonesian gold she lovesss!

Ujung Pandang is supposed to be a good place for buying Kendari-style crafts. The jewelry shops are numerous, so I got her some ... Much later I heard a lot of the gold is made in Ujung Pandang, not in Kendari on the South-Eastern peninsula of Sulawesi as the name would suggest ...

Unique Suggestions: The best to do is to buy jewelry stuff with a good Makassarese friend, or ask around at the hotel ...

Fun Alternatives: I decided not to tell my mom about the Ujung Pandang and Kendari difference and, fortunately I had some beautiful colorful ikat-dyed silk, not that cheap, though very welcome to my now late mom (God Have Her Soul)

painting by Roy James Döhne
aquarel 14 - 20 cm.
Roy James Döhne - 2003
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  • Updated Feb 19, 2005
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