The Peacebomb Story Collection tells the story of how Laos became the most heavily bombed country in history and the artisans who transform bombs and war scrap to jewelry taking a constructive approach toward the destruction wrought by war. The line is composed of simple signature designs.
The LuxeLine tells the story in an abstract and refined way. The line is composed of design driven seasonal jewelry finished with precious metals and gemstones. It also includes the very exclusive Beatrix Ost collection designed by the artist for ARTICLE22
BUYING BACK THE BOMBS
Released on International Peace Day 2011. Our documentary short sets the work of Ban Naphia artisans against the history of the Secret War, 1964-1973, which left Laos the most heavily bombed country in the world, and current efforts to ban cluster munitions at the 2010 International Convention on Cluster Munitions in Vientiane.
Each piece supports artisan livelihoods, village development, and demining in Laos. At the current rate of removal, it will take an estimated 800 years to clear all unexploded ordnance. With each Peacebomb sold, ARTICLE 22 and the artisans of Ban Naphia support their families, community, and country, helping make land safe.1 bracelet helps clear bombs from 3m2 of farmland
We work with 12 artisan families in rural Laos who began transforming bombs to spoons in the 1970s. Our network of artisans expands further to weavers and silversmiths from Vientiane to New York City.
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