The BeLeaf Bombshell Cuff, handcrafted from bomb remnants, is imprinted with a leaf, a symbol of growth and hope.
In many ancient traditions, each human being is seen as one leaf of a Cosmic Tree. This cuff represents the interconnected nature of the creative process, every action both individual and part of some larger organism.
Wear it as a reminder of your part of a larger whole, the importance of acting with intention.
-1.5 inch wide x 7 inches long
The artisans responsible for this jewelry, like the Hindu Goddess Kali, embrace the intersection of destruction and creation, skillfully shaping war remnants into wearable art.
The workshop is sponsored by Cambodia Craftworks, an NGO located in a rural community thirty minutes from Phnom Penh, and jewelry made from one of the most plentiful resources available in the area, leftover bombshells and bullets from the Khmer Rouge era.
Revenue supports education for artisans and their families- which is of particular relevance as in decades past, those who had higher education were singled out and even put to death during the conflict. Improving access to education continues to support equal opportunities in this community.