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Heritage Boutique launches an Exclusive Collection of Bullet Jewelry
Heritage Suites in collaboration with Saomao Social Enterprise and Ammo Jewelry Design launches an exclusive collection of traditional and contemporary set of handcrafted jewelry from recycled brass bullets. Thursday April 3, 2014
Saomao Social Enterprise is seeking sustainable solutions to long-term poverty. Marie Hill, founder and owner of the shop near the Old Market says, “We aim to give young, underprivileged Cambodians the opportunity to be trained in traditional and contemporary craft, to inspire them in transforming weapons of war into products of peace.” For the last two years, Ammo designer, Madeline Green has been working alongside Marie, exchanging skills and ideas and combining them with traditional techniques and tools such as foot-powered bellows, hand-made soldering torches and a crucible. Madeline has also been facilitating apprenticeships to two disadvantaged Cambodians, and says “it has been a dream come true to not only learn from talented Khmer crafts-persons, but to now share that with enthusiastic and bright young people, and see how they have developed highly technical and creative skills in such a short time, is wonderful.”
The Heritage Boutique features a selected number of designers, craftsmen, artisans and photographers who portrays a passion for Cambodian heritage, displaying unique and exclusive pieces of art. The boutique is open daily from 8am to 9pm. International shipping is available.