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“Turning weapons of war into products of peace”



“swords into plowshares”

Hand crafted re cycled bomb casing and bullet shell jewelry is a positive statement of a country moving forwards.

Sao Mao creates and makes beautiful, brass bracelets, necklaces and rings from discarded bombshells and bullet casings. The idea was established in 1998 when I met villagers making pagoda gongs out of old bombshells. Today Saomao is keen to stress the bullet shells have all been safely detonated by professionals by the time its artisans get them.


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