Family and peer support. They are game changers for female Afghan artisans.
Storai is a second year jewelry student at the Turquoise Mountain Institute for Afghan Arts and Architecture in Kabul. We went to visit her in one of her classes today. She is incredibly creative and has already designed prototype jewelry lines that she hopes to put into production and sell once she finishes school. I asked her how she manages to do so much while studying at the same time. She answered, "It is easy. At home in the night I create designs - my parents always encourage me - and then the next day I ask the boys in my class to help me make the jewelry samples."
Far & Wide Collective will be working with Storai to put her jewelry online as soon as she graduates! Stay tuned...
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