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Artisan: Masouf Abdul Baqi - Handmade products from Afghanistan
Afghanistan
Masoud Abdul Baqi
Masoud Abdul Baqi was born into a family of six children in Kabul in 1984, but spent the first ten years of his life in Pakistan during...
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Artisan: Nasser Mansoori - Handmade products from Afghanistan
Afghanistan
Nasser Mansoori
Nasser Mansoori is one of the most accomplished classical carving masters in the world. He was born in the Panjshir
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Artisan: Blue Diamond - Handmade products from Afghanistan
Afghanistan
Blue Diamond
After graduating from Turquoise Mountain Institute for Arts and Architecture's jewelry and gem-cutting program in 2011...
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Artisan: Humaira Mastour - Handmade products from Afghanistan
Afghanistan
Humaira Mastour
Humaira Mastour was born near Kabul in 1989 into a family of seven children. Her family stayed in Afghanistan during the Taliban...
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Artisan: Shugufa Yousofzai - Handmade products from Afghanistan
Afghanistan
Shugufa Yousofzai
Shugufa Yousofzai is 28 years old, educated and grew up in a middle-class home first in Pakistan and, then, after the fall...
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Artisan: Javid Mansoori - Handmade products from Afghanistan
Afghanistan
Javid Mansoori
Javid Mansoori grew up in the foothills of the Hindu Kush, in the famed pottery village of Istalif. Istalif had made beautiful...
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Artisan: Javid Noori - Handmade products from Afghanistan
Afghanistan
Javid Noori
Javid was born in Kabul in 1976 and learned the art of jewelry from watching his father, who began the family jewelry...
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Artisan: Zarif Design - Handmade products from Afghanistan
Afghanistan
Zarif Design
Zolaykha Sherzad was born in Kabul, Afghanistan where she lived until the age of ten. When the Soviets invaded in 1979...
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Artisan: Basira Raoufi - Handmade products from Afghanistan
Afghanistan
Basira Raoufi
Basira Raoufi was born in 1992 and grew up in Kabul. She finished secondary school after the fall of Taliban and later...
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Artisan: Abdul Hedi - Handmade products from Afghanistan
Afghanistan
Abdul Hedi
Master Jali Maker Abdul Hedi, 75, is largely responsible for the survival of Afghanistan’s tradition of jali woodwork. In the 1960's...
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Artisan: Tamim Sahib Zader - Handmade products from Afghanistan
Afghanistan
Tamim Sahib Zader
Miniature painter Mohammad Tamim Sahib Zader was born in Kabul in 1975 and began learning his craft at the tender age...
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Artisan: Marya Seddiqi- Handmade products from Afghanistan
Afghanistan
Marya Seddiqi
Marya Seddiqi was born in 1970 in Parwan Province in Central Afghanistan. Though only 15% of Afghan women are literate...
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Artisan: Khalil Hossein Haiderzada - Handmade products from Afghanistan
Afghanistan
Khalil Hossein Haiderzada
Master calligrapher Khalil Hossein Haiderzada was born Herat, in Western Afghanistan...
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Uzbekistan
Rasuljon Mirzaahmedov
Born in the Fergana Valley in 1972, Rasuljon Mirzaahmedov is a fifth-generation ikat weaver whose exceptional skills were...
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Artisan: Abdul Aziz Isakov - Handmade products from Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan
Abdul Aziz Isakov
Abdul Aziz Isakov was born in the Fergana Valley in 1982. He learned the skill of weaving beautiful ikats as an apprentice...
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Artisan: Alisher Rakhimov - Handmade products from Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan
Alisher Rakhimov
Along with his father, Abbar, Alisher Rakhimov continues a family tradition. Their line of ceramicists dates from the 18th...
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Artisan: Mahin Hussain - Handmade products from Pakistan
Pakistan
Mahin Hussain
A local entrepreneur, Karachi-based Mahin Hussain is committed to supporting local artisans and passionate about...
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Artisan: Polly and me - Handmade products from Pakistan
Pakistan
Polly and me
Polly and me was co-founded by Australian sisters Cath and Ange Braid. The brand works to create income-generating opportunity...
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Artisan: Shamshad Solangi - Handmade products from Pakistan
Pakistan
Shamshad Solangi
A wife and mother of eight children (five daughters and three sons), Shamshad lives in the Larkana district just...
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Artisan: Nasreen Ismail - Handmade products from Pakistan
Pakistan
Nasreen Ismail

A wife and mother of seven children (six girls & a boy), Nasreen lives in the Badin District in Sindh Province in South...
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Artisan: Ilona Yusuf - Handmade products from Pakistan
Pakistan
Ilona Yusuf
Born of European and Pakistani parents, Ilona Yusuf has lived most of her life in Pakistan. She had a long career in crafts...
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Artisan: Zardozi - Handmade products from Pakistan
Pakistan
Zardozi
A non-profit organization based in Kabul, Zardozi was set up over 26 years ago to support the thousands of Afghan refugees...
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Artisan: Anjum Rana - Handmade products from Pakistan
Pakistan
Anjum Rana
Anjum Rana, founder of Tribal Truck Art grew up in the frontier province of Pakistan. She always loved the beautiful imagery...
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Artisan: Ahmad Ali - Handmade products from Pakistan
Pakistan
Ahmad Ali
Truck painter Ahmad Ali was born in 1993 in the Punjab area of Pakistan. He came to the city of Karachi to learn the craft of...
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Artisan: Haider Ali - Handmade products from Pakistan
Pakistan
Haider Ali
Haider Ali was born in Central Punjab, the largest of Pakistan’s four provinces. He grew up in Karachi and learned to paint...
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Artisan: Wandering Silk - Handmade products from India
India
House of Wandering Silk
House of Wandering Silk was set up in 2012 by Katherine Neumann who, after years of working with humanitarian...
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Artisan: Jindal Crafts - Handmade products from India
India
Jindal Crafts
Jindal Crafts was established in Faridabad in 2006. It is renowned for its many talented teams of dedicated and hand-working...
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Artisan: Barefoot - Handmade products from Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Barefoot
Barefoot began over 40 years ago when founder Barbara Sansoni was invited to design cloth for women learning to weave in a...
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Artisan: Kasigau Weavers - Handmade baskets from Kenya
Kenya
Kasigau Weavers
The women from the rural villages around Mount Kasigau in the southern part of Kenya...
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Artisan: Nylla Perveen Junejo - Handmade Quilts and Bags from Pakistan
Pakistan
Nylla Perveen Junejo
Nylla Perveen Junejo grew up in a low-income family in Lakana in South Pakistan. To care for her two daughters...
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Artisan: Bambolulu - Wolf Jewelry from Kenya
Kenya
Bombolulu

Located in Mombasa, Kenya, the Bombolulu Workshops work with over 100 artisans with various physical disabilities. Since 1969...
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Artisan: Saleh Fine Silks - Afghan Scarves
Afghanistan
Saleh Fine Silks
Saleh Mohammad was born in the city of Herat, in western Afghanistan in 1971. Today Saleh is a renowned silk weaver but...
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Artisan: Chuk Palu - Afghan Carpets and Accessories
Afghanistan
Chuk Palu
Rahim Walizada comes from a large Afghan family that has been designing, weaving and selling carpets for generations...
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Artisan: Aayenda - Afghan Jewelry
Afghanistan
Aayenda
The Aayenda Jewelry brand is a collaboration between three international designers and 36 Afghan jewelry and...
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Artisan: Gone Rural - Home Decor from Swaziland
Swaziland
Gone Rural
Established in 1992, Gone Rural is a socially responsible business that began working with 30 local female artisans and has grown...
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Artisan: Sidai Designs - Beaded Jewelry from Tanzania
Tanzania
Sidai Designs
Founded in 2011 by Eszter Rabin, Sidai Designs is a non-profit organization that works...
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Artisan: Baobad Batik - Home Decor from Swaziland
Swaziland
Baobab Batik
Baobab Batik was founded in 1991 by Els Hooft with the aim to build sustainable economic and social solutions for women...
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Artisan: Quazi Designs - Home Decor and Jewelry from Swaziland
Swaziland
Quazi Designs
What began with a simple rolled paper bead earring displayed on a card and employing one artisan has become a thriving...
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Artisan: Cooperativa Doni Joy - Blankets and Pillows from Mexico
Mexico
Cooperativa Doni Joy
Commonly known as tenangos, this style of embroidery can be traced back to pre Aztec Meso-America with the symbolism...
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Artisan: Turquoise Mountain - Handmade products from Afghanistan
Afghanistan
Turquoise Mountain
Afghanistan was once a great center of civilization found at the heart of the ‘silk road’. Their craft industry, a source of great pride...
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India
ROPE
Based in Chennai in southern India, ROPE is involved in empowering young women from rural families with employable artisan skills...
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