Craftworks Cambodia is an organization working to provide vocational training and marketing skills to home based producers through the sale of contemporary arts and crafts items .Craftworks Cambodia offers a range of traditional and contemporary products ranging from home décor to functional home ware as well as gifts, accessories and jewelry based on the finest aesthetic and artistic traditional workmanship of Cambodia.
Craftworks Cambodia maintains, and practices, a strong commitment to environmental awareness with many of the products being made from recycled and sustainable materials.
After two decades of war, one in every 250 Cambodians is disabled and the proportion of amputees - one in every 384 people - is the highest in the world.
The Cambodian countryside is littered with bomb casings. Crafts
men and women use the brass bombshells to create fashionable jewelry, statements for peace. This symbolic jewelry takes the scars of a country's horrific history and turns them into something beautiful while at the same time offering a more positive future for the artisans, as well as the direct victims of landmines. The jewelry shows a creative reaction to violent conflict, a way of reminding us of the impressive strength that lies within so many.
MILLIONS of LANDMINES
An estimated 2.7 million tons of landmines or UX OS were found in Cambodia after the notorious Khmer Rouge regime.
13% of dangerous land in Kingdom of Cambodia has been cleared of war remnants, which means 87% or 648km squares left to clear.
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All brass bullet casings jewelry is handcrafted by disadvantaged and vulnerable home-based women and men artisans in the small community in Cambodia.