New life in the old city of Kabul
Training in traditional crafts and literacyAfghanistan was once a great centre of civlisation at the heart of the Silk Road, before decades of conflict almost destroyed its wonderful artistic heritage.
Today a unique project in the Old City of Kabul is reviving Afghanistan’s architectural and artistic traditions and you can read more about it and see some beautiful photos of the work going on here.
The project is being led by Turquoise Mountain Insitute for Afghan Arts and Architecture, which works with local craftsmen and women and communities.
Rory gave a presentation to Asia Scotland Institute last year when he spoke not only about his hopes for Turquoise Mountain but also his intrepid 45-day trek across Afghanistan in the winter of 2001/2002. Read more about Rory’s ASI visit here.
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