Lotus Jayne started when Jill Kimble and her husband brought their new daughter, Jayne, home from Cambodia. They knew they had to give back to the war torn country that had given them so much.
Today, as sole proprietor of Lotus Jayne, LLC, I source textiles and other fine handicrafts from Cambodia and also many other countries across the world. I work solely with suppliers whose efforts bring disadvantaged communities into the global marketplace, thus shortening the supply chain and eliminating the bites of profit taken out along the way.
Lotus Jayne focuses on products made by the people of Cambodia. After 80 years of torture at the hands of Pol Pot and his Khmer Rouge Army, Cambodia is enjoying relative safety and prosperity. However, the median family income is still $300/year~ and even less in some areas! And since nearly 2 million people died under Pol Pot, there are innumerable numbers of widows and orphans.
The new generation of Cambodians have returned to their ancestors crafts to build their future.
The Tree Of Life Pendant is~ get this~ made from spent 155mm artillery shells harvested by farmers from among their rice fields. This bombshell brass is cut one-at-a-time by hand then overlayed with hand-cut Sterling Silver. Even the clasps on the silk cord are Sterling Silver.
What is it about this pendant that makes it so wonderful? Maybe it’s the fact that it looks as if it has been “crocheted” from pure, fine silver. Made by a group of Karen Hill Tribe villagers in Northern Thailand, this lovely piece is both elegant and fun, and is a customer favorite! Now also available in smaller size, coming soon!
- Completely handcrafted in pure silver
- Pendant is approx. 1-1/2 inches in diameter and lays flat
- Choose a 16″, 18″ or 20″ inch sterling silver link chain
- Made in Thailand by the Karen Hilll Tribe under fair trade conditions
We currently have only the twelve inch wide black scarf in stock and it’s a knockout! Wrap it around your neck (or body for that mattter) to step out over the holidays in style. It’s warm too, the silk folds add layers of insulation against the winds of winter. The scarf is 100% silk that’s handwoven in rural Cambodia and sewn in Phnom Penh.