Cambodian Handmade Brass Jewelry
Found sparkling in the dim light of the twisting, colorful alleyways of Siem Reap's famous, bustling Night Market, these stunning handmade brass earrings stand out. The market, over-saturated in "Silks" and Papercrafts, means finding a unique little bit of handcrafted jewelry among the crowded stalls is a bit of challenge.
These intricate, tribal brass earrings are handcrafted from recycled bullet casings by the Hamsa Foundation in Cambodia. The Hamsa Foundation invests their profits in the education of Cambodian students, by selling traditional Cambodian handicrafts, like Silk and recycled bullet jewelry. As such, this assortment of brass jewelry can only be found in a few stalls at the Night Market, and at the local museum (at a rather high mark-up, or so I've been told), and here, on Lore & Lotus online. Each piece in the shop was handpicked by Jackie, the shop owner.
Cambodia - Travel Note:
Angkor Wat and the surrounding smaller Wat (Wat = temples), in Siem Reap, Cambodia, is a must see! Take a Tuk-Tuk tour to see the temples early in the morning (before sunrise). Find a local Tuk-Tuk driver before you go and pay for the day. See as many of the incredible, ancient temples as you can. Lounge by your hotel pool in the afternoon. Eat and Shop at the infamous, bustling Night Market in the evening. Repeat until you're satisfied you've seen all that the ancient glory of the Wat(s) have to offer.