Samira Kitman

Turquoise Mountain Artisan Samira Kitman 1 2

At the age of 25, Samira Kitman ran one of Afghanistan's most successful arts businesses. Having spent three years learning calligraphy at the Turquoise Mountain Institute, in 2012 Samira received support to set up her own business, Muftah-e Honar. In 2014, she secured a prestigious commission for the five-star Anjum Hotel in Mecca. From her workshop in the Old City, Samira employed 15 female calligraphers full time to complete the order. Cementing her reputation for producing high-quality handmade artworks, Samira has since gone on to complete bespoke commissions for private clients, exhibitions and public buildings around the world.