Author(s): I Wayan Wesna Astara, I Nyoman Putu Budiartha, Putu Ayu Sriasih Wesna
Bali has a variety of attractions, such as natural attractions, marine tourism, cultural tourism and even shopping for tourists. Before being known and created for its aesthetic purposes, all forms of art in Bali were originally created with the intent and purpose as expressions and offerings to the gods. The distinctive beauty of Balinese artists' works has long been easily found in various types of materials such as wood, stone, metal, bamboo and even woven cloth. There are various handicrafts that are in demand by tourists who are on vacation on the island of Bali and eventually become an export commodity, one of which is silver. But amidst the incessant promotion of Bali's tourism potential, Balinese craftsmen or artists feel disappointed because there are several motifs of Balinese silver crafts that have been registered to obtain intellectual property protection by foreigners.