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Our weaving partner, The Houey Hong Vocational Training Centre for Women is a haven where Laotian silk weavers hone their craft on the grounds of a grand old colonial mansion in Vientiane. 

Located in Houey Hong village (Ban Hoeuy Hong) surrounded by two hectares of lush garden not far from the mighty Mekong River . Wooden shuttles make a soft slithering sound as the women artisan in residence hand weave large swathes of silk fabric in rich colors on handcrafted looms.

A cool retreat from the city’s blazing heat — it showcases to the world the extraordinary weaving that was, and is still today, used for religious and ritual ceremonies as well as everyday wear. Woven silk cloth in dazzling or muted colors are an intrinsic part life in Laos. The fabrics are fashioned into the borders of long skirts still worn by Laotian women, day and evening silk scarves, head cloths, and sashes for all occasions, as well as zippered all-purpose silk pouches and elegant cushion covers.

The founder of the Centre is Ms. Chanthasone Inthavong, a Vientiane native, now living and working in Tokyo, Japan.  Sengmany Vongsipasom, Chanthasone's sister, manages the day-to-day operations. The artisans and trainers of the centre are natural dye experts, weavers, tailors and designers.

Together they have kept alive age-old traditions of Laotian design in woven cloth and the natural colors of a palette extracted from plants in the forests: reds, pinks, yellows, greens.

In Laos, farmers still feed the silkworms with mulberry leaves, producing a fine silk. Lao silk is matte, and uneven. Incorporating fine  cotton can produce interesting textures.

During the Secret War, the US bombed Laos from 1965 to 1973, leaving the country a wreck. Many of the weavers survived and carried their passion for weaving with them. Their looms, usually their most important possessions, were mobile and they were able to flee the bombing.

The greatest challenge to the art is how to encourage the next generation of Laotian weavers to continue this intricate tradition.


While stock lasts, we are offering a variation of our Arrow Bangle - The Mini-Arrow - with your choice of scarf.

The bangle is our most sentimental piece because it was the first item we made with our special Peacebomb Aluminum in 2009.


Solid Color: 36"x36" 


Each piece gives back to support traditional Laotian artisan livelihoods, village development, community endeavors and further de-mining efforts.

Your purchase contributes to MAG (Mines Advisory Group) to safely & expertly clear some of the 80 million unexploded bombs contaminating land in Laos.

$60 clears 4m2 of Laotian landscape




  • 15" Waxed Cotton Bag with Leather Handle

    Bag and leather will patina naturally with use.

    Bangle comes complete with ARTICLE22 Story Card and handwoven, reusable Cotton Pouch

    Hand cast re-purposed military grade aluminum – our PEACEBOMB Al metal includes Vietnam War era bombs, plane parts, military hardware and other aluminum scrap.

    East meets West. Each PEACEBOMB Al piece is authentically handcrafted in Laos and finished in Vientiane or New York.

    PEACEBOMB Al does not have to be removed in water. Metal does not tarnish, rust or leave discoloration on skin and has been tested to determine that it is NICKEL FREE.

    Bangles can be worn constantly. With wear, each piece becomes uniquely yours and will acquire a polished patina from the natural oils of your skin.



    All items are distributed from our A22HQ in Brooklyn, NY where our personal team packages each item by hand, especially for you!

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