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From War Scraps to Spoons to Jewellery

Posted by Emi Weir on

From War Scraps to Spoons to Jewellery
We have been working with Phet and his wife, Bouatong, since we started Ma Te Sai in 2010. Phet has been casting aluminium objects in moulds all his life. He lives in a small village in Xiengkhouang, the most heavily bombed province in Laos. Many people don’t even know that Laos was bombed, before and during the Vietnam War. Phet’s craft evolved from villagers using war scraps to make spoons for their noodle soup.

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