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Programme Update: Empowering Afghanistan's Weavers

In late 2022, we started work on our newest carpet programme in Afghanistan funded by the Qatar Fund for Development. Now, at over halfway through the one-year pilot, we hear from our commercial director on progress so far and the impact this project is having in the community.

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Protecting Heritage and Community Overseas: Board Member Richard Keith Receives OBE

We are incredibly proud to celebrate Richard Keith OBE – Turquoise Mountain board member of 17 years, and chairman between 2010 and 2020 – as he is recognised in His Majesty King Charles’ Honours list this year for services to protecting heritage and community overseas.


Empowering Afghanistan’s Weavers

The impact of cultural heritage preservation goes far beyond sustaining centuries-old traditions at risk of being lost. Testament to this is our work with hundreds of female weavers in Afghanistan. Here, this precious asset holds the key to alleviating poverty and represents a lifeline for hundreds of families facing economic turmoil.

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Championing Artisan Craftsmanship at the Coronation of King Charles III

Turquoise Mountain President Shoshana Stewart proudly championed the work of Syrian artisans living in Jordan, wearing the Sacred Pearl handbag as she attended the Coronation of King Charles III at Westminster Abbey on Saturday 6th May.

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Cultural Heritage Against Climate Change

We have long been firm believers in the power of cultural heritage to make real change for real people, all over the world.

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Support to Women Weavers and Craftsmen in Afghanistan

Afghanistan stands at a pivotal point in its history. At a time of extreme hardship and uncertainty, the communities we have worked with since 2006 need quick, reliable and sustainable support now more than ever before.

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Katherine Parr Celebrates Six Years of Partnership with Turquoise Mountain

American jewellery designer Katherine Parr recently collaborated with Turquoise Mountain Jordan artisans Alaa Nasri and Jessica Diab to create the limited-edition Jasmine Collection. The capsule collection celebrates Katherine’s sixth year of partnership with our jewellery artisans, which began in Afghanistan in 2016.

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The King Visits Turquoise Mountain Collaboration at Leighton House

On Thursday 9th February, His Majesty King Charles visited the newly renovated Leighton House to celebrate the wonderful collaboration with Turquoise Mountain artisans.

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Turquoise Mountain Afghanistan Artisans Launch Jewellery Collection with Ottoman Hands

We are thrilled to share the latest collaboration between our Afghan artisans and British jewellery brand, Ottoman Hands. The collection – comprising rings, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings – takes inspiration from heritage Afghan craft and design.


Gift Guide from our Retail Partners

We have collated a selection of products handmade by our supported artisans in Afghanistan, Myanmar and the Middle East, that will make unique and precious gifts.

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Leighton House Museum Reopens to the Public with Bespoke Turquoise Mountain Furniture

As part of the two-year revamp of the exquisite late-Victorian home of painter Sir Frederic Leighton, Turquoise Mountain artisans in Jordan created unique pieces for the new wing of Leighton House Museum, which has now reopened to the public.

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Heritage-inspired Fabrics Created in Collaboration with Weavers in Myanmar Launches at FOCUS/22

We recently launched our new range of heritage-inspired fabrics created in collaboration with weavers in Myanmar at FOCUS/22 at Chelsea Design Harbour.

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One Year Update, with profound thanks to our Crowdfunder supporters

As we reflect on the recent one-year anniversary marking the dramatic political crisis in Afghanistan, we wanted to share an update on the work that over 6,500 people so generously supported.

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Turquoise Mountain presents Crafting Couture, an online auction of pieces from Myanmar

In partnership with Lush Magazine Myanmar, Turquoise Mountain has launched a fashion show and online charity auction showcasing stunning pieces inspired by the diverse weaving traditions of Myanmar.

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The Art of the Lotus Flower: New Fine Jewellery from Myanmar

For London Craft Week 2022, Turquoise Mountain will launch a new fine jewellery collection in collaboration with talented goldsmiths in Yangon, Myanmar.

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Turquoise Mountain Celebrates the Launch of the Sahlan Jewellery Collection

In partnership with the Swarovski Foundation and Pippa Small Jewellery, Turquoise Mountain is proud to announce the launch of the Sahlan Collection, a new collection of jewellery produced by our apprentices and artisans in Jordan.

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Opportunity to Win Unique pieces of Calligraphy and Miniature Painting from Kabul

All of us at Turquoise Mountain are incredibly grateful for the extraordinary outpouring of support we’ve received over the last few months for our efforts in Afghanistan.

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Update on Emergency Food Distribution in Afghanistan

In this moment of extreme difficulty for Afghanistan, we are making a real difference in the lives of thousands of Afghan families. Thank you for your support in making that possible.

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Cultural Connection Through Jewellery

Vicki Sarge, long-time collaborator and friend of Turquoise Mountain, tells us about how she started working with Turquoise Mountain and why she loves sharing her knowledge and experience with women from other cultures.

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"Capturing the essence of ancient kingdoms"

We sat down with international jewellery designer Katherine Parr to talk inspiration, sustainability and her latest collection created with Turquoise Mountain supported jewellers in Jordan.

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The Art of Lacquer

The art of lacquer has been practised in Myanmar for over a thousand years. Here, we explore the process behind this historic art form.

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Telling stories through jewellery

Juliana Domenico Carr, founder of jewellery brand Ico & the Bird, tells us why it is important to her to make pieces with meaning and why she chose to work with Turquoise Mountain

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A Story of Craftsmanship: Turquoise Mountain Artisans and Jo Malone London

This Ramadan, Turquoise Mountain artisans in the Middle East and Asia have created handcrafted gifts inspired by Islamic artistic traditions for Jo Malone London. Here, we sit down with the artisans behind the collection to find out more

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Who Made My Clothes?

For Fashion Revolution Week, we interview two artisans in our Textiles Atelier in Yangon, Jannie and Wai Mar Hnin

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Nuristan: Shedding light on an inaccessible craft

Hidden in the eastern mountains of Afghanistan, Nuristani woodcarvers have perfected their craft over the past thousand years, adorning houses and mosques with carefully carved patterns which meanings have now mostly been lost