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Recycled Bomb Chopsticks

Regular price $42.00 USD
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Turning war into peace, these recycled bombshell chopsticks carry a meaningful message and give back to a community once devastated by bombing. These truly unique chopsticks will be the conversation piece of any meal!

  • Material: Recycled aluminum bomb parts
  • Measurements: L 8.25" 
  • Handmade with love in Laos 
  • As with all handcrafted goods, there are slight variations making each piece a work of art and truly one of a kind.

Artisan Profile

Laos is the most heavily bombed country per capita in the world. From 1963-1973, Laos became an unwitting pawn during the Second Indochinese War. During this time, the US Air Force dropped a planeload of cluster bombs every eight minutes for nine consecutive years. Right after the war, villagers began gathering aluminum from exploded bombs and made it into spoons. The villagers were taught this skill by a family that relocated to Ban Naphia from Houaphan Province, further north. In the early days, five families produced the recycled bomb spoons. Today, there are approximately 13 families producing more than 150,000 spoons per year from war and non-war scrap aluminum. Production has expanded to include bracelets, earrings, and pendants.

We work with artisans in Ban Naphia located in the Xieng Khuang Province who source aluminum from airplane parts and bombs dropped throughout Laos during the Secret War (Vietnam War) in the 1960s. The community which produces the recycled bomb products have all been trained by Helvetas, a Swiss NGO, on how to handle the metals safely, including smelting and cleaning the aluminum before use.

It is important to note that of all the bombs dropped in Laos, 30% did not explode. Unexploded ordnance (UXO) continues to pose a significant threat to the safety of villagers in rural Lao. In their search for scrap metal, many villagers encounter UXO and suffer catastrophic injuries. The generous spirit and ingenuity of Lao artisans is evident in our collection of recycled bomb products. War and persistent air raids in the 1960s left the countryside littered with bomb and metal shrapnel. The remnants of this legacy have been transformed into emblems of peace.

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Had one but not the other

Bittersweet purchase, this was the best price/delivery time I found when looking online but they only had 1 of the blankets I wanted, the other was sold out. would have given 5 stars if they had both.

Alex was good to inform me that he can let me know when the other one I want is in stock so make sure you contact their customer service, they are really helpful!

Good buy

Best value I saw online and these guys delivered. Quick shipping, great customer service. Added your site to my bookmarks to shop here again!

I LOVE MY BLANKETS!

Good quality, great big print that doesn't wash away and its so soft! I bought for decoration but cant stop cuddling with this blanket in my couch while watching tv!

I dont like football

I don't know why I got a football blanket. I am an animal lover so I saw that it said falcons and ravens, so I expected a picture of said animals, instead I got these weird logos of sports teams.

I gave 2 stars instead of one because the customer service guy quickly took back my item and refunded my money so that was ok I guess.

Good size

I like these blanket, the size was good for me but I prefer a thicker blanket since I get cold easy, this was just a little too thin for me so I take down a star but my wife says its warm for her so I guess its subjective if you are looking to use this for warmth

Such a great present

Got these for my boys since they are huge football fans and they ABSOLUTELY loved them! they love napping with them and wearing them around the house like capes. They each got their favorite team (a point of contention in the house lol) so its always fun to watch them play sporting these.

Looks so good

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Looks good on my car

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Instagram influencer

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Gift for my husband

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Im happy

took 4 days to arrive

Me gustan

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Such a great buy

Pricier than the cheaper options but the quality is FAN-TAS-TIC! Best buy out there

Took long to arrive

My package was lost in the mail and took 7 days to arrive, product was neatly packaged and in excellent condition, but shipping was too long

Veteran-Owned Business

Always happy to support a veteran-owned business. Thank you for your service Jey!

Gotta have it

Had to buy it, no regrets!

Ripped

Mine came ripped, they quickly replaced it for free. No complaints

Such nice customer service

Customer service is really nice and helpful! very happy