"I'm Made Siri from Bali. I'm the eldest of three sisters. My father died when I was seven years old and my mother was left to take care of us on her own. She did a wonderful job of it. <br><br>
"When I grew up, I left home to help my family and worked in a jewelry company. I learned a lot there and made some very good friends. I later got married and gave birth to two healthy boys. <br><br>
"I left my job after 15 years to take care of my family. I had to choose between them and job. In the end, I chose my family because I believe in them and they mean so much to me. <br><br>
"But I'm a person who can't sit still. I'm very active and I like to be creative. I finally opened a small jewelry workshop at home because I like jewelry so much. I enjoy fashion. Because I was young, I didn't want to waste time and wanted to do better in life. <br><br>
"I believe that with goodwill and honesty, every effort is better. I'm very thankful to all my family for their love and sacrifices. I believe that parents' good karma is also good for their children. I also thank God. <br><br>
"My husband and I are sometimes assisted by relatives and silversmiths when we have a lot of work. I decide who does what from my observation of their skills and talents. I create the designs and my husband and silversmiths craft them. We use sterling silver and gemstones. Our jewelry is a unique art."
In the Andes, the Land of the Four Corners, mountains are sacred. So is culture. The Nazca lines, the Wari glyphs, the Quipu knots and the complex multi-colored textiles of the Incas are all recorded and live on the work of contemporary Peruvian artisans.