The first place that we visited in our excursion to Yogyakarta was the silversmith town of Kota Gede.
Kota Gede is the old capital of the Javanese Sultanate of Mataram and is said to be the largest silver handicraft center in Indonesia. Beautiful silver jewellery and handicrafts with intricate Javanese and other ethnic designs can be found here.
In the workshop located adjecent to one of the shops, we saw this woman silversmith working on a floral-design silver jewelery.
They even made this sailing ship made entirely from silver.
The facade of one of the shops. It's an old Javanese royal family house with intricate ethnic decorative style and a pair of dragons guarding its roof and gate. There are even some replicas of the sultanate guards at the door way (see photos below)