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Brass jewelry hand made from bombshells that helps transform the scars of war into the beauty of peace. 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. UNCLEAR LANDS 13% of dangerous land in Kingdom of Cambodia has been cleared of war remnants, which means 87% or 648km squares left to clear.