Masoud Abdul Baqi

Turquoise Mountain Artisan Woodwork Teacher Masuod Abdul Baqi 1
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Masoud Abdul Baqi was born in Kabul in 1984 but spent the first ten years of his life in Pakistan. On returning to Afghanistan, he completed high school before enrolling in the woodwork programme at the Turquoise Mountain Institute. Masoud is a specialist in the art of jali, a form of woodwork which uses slender slivers of wood held together by delicate joints, to form hundreds of different geometric patterns.