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.
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.
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.
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.
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.