Banna  [Laos, 2005]
A planter made from half a cluster-bomb casing and raised on sticks to keep the veggies safe from village pigs. Thousands of cluster bombs like this were dropped on Laos during the Vietnam war; on impact each bomb splits and releases up to 300 "bomblets" designed to blow off an arm or leg when touched. Millions of unexploded bomblets still litter Laos, putting large areas of the country off limits and taking a horrible toll even now, almost 40 years later. The resourceful Laotians have, however, put the casings to good use as planters, fences, even home building materials.