Made in Afghanistan

Eclectic gems from Afghanistan, merging contemporary style with Kabul’s heritage.

Each rare piece is handmade by Saeeda, whose exceptional talent as a jeweller brings her strikingly unique pieces to life.


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Artisan: Saeeda

Born in a refugee camp in Peshawar, Pakistan, Saeda persevered through life despite many challenges. She was diagnosed with cerebral meningitis while in Pakistan, a condition which took away her hearing.

After the fall of the Taliban, Saeda was able to continue her education in Afghanistan. She enrolled at the Turquoise Mountain Institute, where she fell in love with the art of jewelry making.


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An extraordinary jeweller

Saeeda's skill in jewellery making has been globally recognised beyond Afghanistan, with her pieces having been showcased in Freer | Sackler, The Smithsonian's Museums of Asian Art.

Discover exquisite pieces crafted from brass, silver and lapis lazuli, handcrafted by Saeeda, on Artisan & Fox's marketplace.


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Artisan Partner - Turquoise Mountain

We are very privileged to begin working with Saeeda, thanks to Turquoise Mountain's generous support.

Turquoise Mountain is a British non-governmental organisation regenerating historic areas, reviving Afghan traditional arts and architecture, creating jobs, skills and a renewed sense of national pride for Afghan men and women.

 

Discover Saeeda's exquisite pieces, from the old city of Kabul.