Revitalization of Afghanistan's Endangered Intangible Heritage: Decorative Tile Making, Carpet Weaving, and Tambor Making

Afghanistan

Amount $ 78.1K

Years 2020 - 2021

Operator Turquoise Mountain

Type of grant Call for projects

Turquoise Mountain
Turquoise Mountain
Turquoise Mountain
Turquoise Mountain
Turquoise Mountain
Turquoise Mountain

In Afghanistan, the rich traditions of craftsmanship have been weakened by decades of conflict, which resulted in the displacement of communities and the disruption of traditional chains of transmission. Through documentation of traditional practices, on-the-job training, support to a dozen Afghan artisans, and through an awareness-raising campaign, this project contributes to the safeguarding of decorative tile making in Herat, carpet weaving in Bamiyan, and tambor making (traditional string instrument) in Kabul.