Sayed Jan Nuristani

Turquoise Mountain Woodwork Nuristani Master Sayed Jan 1
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Sayed Jan Nuristani learned his craft in Nuristan, the "Land of Light". Nuristan lies deep in the Hindu Kush Mountains of northeastern Afghanistan and is home to a unique tradition of woodcarving using deep cut ridges and angles in geometric and repetitive patterns. Today, Sayed Jan runs his own family business in Kabul and teaches at the Turquoise Mountain Institute for Afghan Arts and Architecture. In the family business he works alongside his son, just as he once worked alongside his father.