In the Highlands of North Sumatra lives a strong ethnic minority of Indonesia, the Batak people. Their ancestors came from Central Asia to Indonesia 5000 years ago. Considered some of the most exquisite gold- and silversmiths of the Batak tribes, the Batak Karo have overall resisted change and kept their traditions alive. For the Batak, jewellery acts in a protective way, as an amulet or talisman. The actual piece resembles the Gelang Sarung, a typical bracelet of the Karo Tribe. It protects the wearer by averting evil. The aristocracy of the Karo ethnic uses the Gelang Sarung for marriages or funerals. Its name relates to the textile fabric worn by women to cover their legs: This piece of clothing is called Sarong.