Made in Afghanistan

 

Discover craftsmanship from Afghanistan, handcrafted by some of the finest artisans in Kabul.

Each rare piece tells a rich story of Afghanistan, and is handcrafted from locally-sourced materials such as Lapis Lazuli and Bamiyan turquoise.

 

The Refugee Artisan

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

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Artisan: Saeeda

After the fall of the Taliban, Saeeda 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.

Ethical craftsmanship. Artisan Saeeda, from Kabul Afghanistan.

Inspired Geometry

Our latest collection is inspired by the ancient geometry found across Afghan's local tribes, handcrafted by the local artisans Massouda, Nazila and Nusrat.

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Artisan: Massouda

Massouda is one of the few women artisan graduates of the Turquoise Mountain Institute. Her contemporary creations are inspired by Afghanistan's ancient tribes.

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Artisan: Nazila

Nazila is a talented jeweller and enterprising young artisan. She learnt to cut, polish, and shape jewellery with the Turquoise Mountain Institute in Kabul.

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Artisan: M. Nusrat

Nusrat and his team draws inspiration from the world around them, through their small Afghan craft business, Rana. Their pieces reflect their ability to create art and beauty from the ordinary.

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Turquoise Mountain

We're privileged to partner with Turquoise Mountain, a British non-governmental organisation regenerating historic areas and reiving Afghan traditional arts.