Afghanistan

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Woodwork

The forests of pine, cedar, and walnut which shade Afghanistan have long been the source for high-quality woodworking materials. This includes wooden furnishings, doors,...

Miniature Painting

Miniature painting has thrived in Afghanistan for centuries, primarily as a luxurious court-based art practiced for the delights of royal patrons, who could afford...

Jewellery

Jewellery making in Afghanistan benefits from the rich mineral resources available throughout the country, including precious stones such as emeralds from the Panjshir Valley...

Embroidery

Afghan embroidery designs vary widely by region, ethnic group, and by individual artist. Traditionally created by women and girls working at home, embroidery appears...

Ceramics

Each corner of Afghanistan has a regional tradition of artisanal ceramics, from simple sun-baked kitchen vessels to the celebrated polychrome tiles which clad the...

Carpet Weaving

Perhaps the most well-known of all Afghan crafts, carpet weaving is an art practiced in every corner of Afghanistan. Each region, village, and even...

Calligraphy

Calligraphy is one of the most widely-heralded artistic traditions in Afghanistan, where its close associations with both religious and secular literature elevate it, in...