This Jewelry Is Made From Bombs Dropped During America's 'Secret War'
Huffington Post - 4 months
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These earrings were made from bombs.
Their components came from Laos, where an estimated 80 million undetonated explosives lie strewn across the countryside. The failed devices are remnants of America’s “secret war,” carried out in Laos from 1964 to 1973.
Today, workers in the southeast Asian nation continue the painstaking effort of locating, detonating and disposing of these dangerous munitions. At their current pace, it will take decades to clear the country of unexploded ordnance.
Article 22, a jewelry company, hopes to speed up this process and, at the same time, turn the ugly evidence of war into something beautiful.
Article 22, which takes its name from a section of the United Nations’ 1948 declaration of human rights, employs local craftspeople who transform bomb scraps into bracelets, necklaces, earrings and mo
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