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For Afghan artisans, handicrafts are about reviving traditional skills

Date : 2011-04-13 10:36:05

DescriptionAbdulhadi is a small reed of a man in a voluminous blue suit coat, a bit hard of hearing and a bit bent with age. But at the newly restored Institute for Afghan Arts and Architecture, he is considered a towering master of the craft of wood-working. In a classroom redolent with the fragrance of fresh wood shavings, he runs a gnarled hand over the decorative chair back designed by one of his students. He watches approvingly as two others, intent young women, chisel flowers in classic Afghan style on a thick disc of wood. ...

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/asia-pacific/for-afghan-artisans-handicrafts-are-about-reviving-traditional-skills/article1958887/

Name of InstitutionFor Afghan artisans, handicrafts are about reviving traditional skills

Author(s) NameGiulia Macola

Added/Updated byGiulia Macola



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