The Kan Bo Choker, like the Kan Bo Bangle is inspired by the traditional kan tan bo poles made during the largest celebration in the Kayan culture. The choker is perfect for wearing on its own or can be worn reversed to show off the Kan Bo design with the opening on the front. Or wear with the loop forward styled similar to the coils many Kayan women wear around their necks.

• 100% solid brass
• Hand crafted fusing traditional Kayan skills with modern design
• Can be worn front of backwards
• Perfect worn with the Kan Bo Bangle
• Can be adjusted and slips on around neck
• Sales fund community projects

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Ways of Change collection fuses the traditional brass jewelry skills of the Kayan craftsman together with modern influence to create a unique collection of handcrafted jewelry and accessories.

Ways of Change is an ethical fashion brand connecting people affected by conflict and migration to a global community. We offer fair wages to refugees so that they may support and empower themselves through entrepreneurship while sustaining and building upon their traditional skills. Where possible, our products are made from upcycled, organic, natural, cruelty-free, fairly traded and locally sourced materials.

Caring for Brass Jewelry
Brass jewelry can patina over time. Traditionally, Kayan people clean their brass regularly, daily even, to prevent tarnishing.
Your brass jewelry has been cleaned using a traditional method before getting to you. This means using soapy water, something sour, lemon or tamarind, and another metal, such as a scour pad, to scrub.
If you prefer your brass jewelry to have a shiny appearance you can replicate this at home using regular dish soap, lemon and a scouring pad as often as you like

The artisans working with Ways of Change are re-claiming the right to create exclusive and handcrafted jewelry and accessories.
Your product tells a story of its own, conveyed through the imprints of a hammer and scrapes of a machete, left behind by traditional tools and skills.
Ways of Change honors the human element, which our artisans represent thus no two pieces from our collections will be identical just as no two people are the same.
WoC’s pieces are handmade by a few artisans and so our collections are limited editions. Once the artisans have finished creating one collection, they move on to the next, making each piece exclusive and unique.