Kotagede silver craftsmen expect year-end holiday makers

Yogyakarta (ANTARA News) - Silver craftsmen in Kotagede, Yogyakarta, are expecting the visit of year-end tourists to silver craft production center in the city, a spokesman said.

Yogyakarta Mataram Small Enterprises and Craftsmen Association (Asperam) spokesman Budi Sarwono expressed hope here on Tuesday that they could make a big transaction if a big number of tourists visited Kotagede at the end of this year.

"The silver craftsmen in Kotagede are looking forward to the visit of tourists in a big number during the year end long holiday," Budi Sarwono said.

According to him, many tourists visited the silver craft production center in Kotagede every school holiday and year end long holiday.

"Transaction is always promising during every long holiday because many tourists visit the production center," Budi said, adding that the tourists had a profound interest in Kotagede`s silverware products.

He added that the tourists usually buy silver-made rings, necklaces, and bracelets at the exhibition room in Kotagede.

"The silver craftsmen hope that during this year end long holiday many tourists will visit Kotagede so that they can gain a big profit from the sale of their silver products," Budi added. (*)

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