Zahir Shah Amin

Turquoise Mountain Teacher Zahir Shah Amin 2
"Afghanistan has been viewed as little more than a battlefield by many outsiders, rather than one of the most culturally rich countries in the world" Zahir Shah Amin
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Zahir Shah Amin was born in 1988 in Mazar-e-Sharif, the son of one of Afghanistan's most renowned tile-makers. He joined the staff of the Turquoise Mountain Institute in 2007 as part of its initial tile-making programme, and is now its head teacher. The director of his own business, Zahir Shah has made tiles for a range of prestigious projects from an exhibition at the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, to the tile front of the Afghan National Museum.