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Celebrating Working Mothers

To celebrate Mother’s Day, we asked Turquoise Mountain artisans and staff from Jordan, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, the US, and the UK about balancing their career with parenthood.

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Turquoise Mountain - The Origin and History of Our Name

A symbol of what can be lost to history, our name reminds us of the importance of preserving cultural heritage for future generations.

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2020: Year in Review

As we reflect on the past twelve months, a year that presented many challenges, it feels more important than ever to share some positive stories from 2020.

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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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Emerging Talent

Introducing the finalists for the Best Emerging Designer Award, the newest category in the Carpet Design Awards 2021.

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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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Meet the Makers: Khairul Nesa and Daw La Bwi Lu Jan

Introducing two weavers from Afghanistan and Myanmar who inspire us with their talent and determination

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Christopher Farr x Turquoise Mountain: Co-founder Matthew Bourne talks about our partnership

Matthew Bourne, co-founder of Christopher Farr, has been working with Turquoise Mountain for many years. Here he reflects on working with us and why Afghan carpets are so special

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Carpets of Afghanistan: Hector Coombs visits Turquoise Mountain for the first time

Hector Coombs of Shame Studios recently visited Afghanistan to meet with our carpet team, lead by Bulent Ozozan, and some of the weavers we support

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Women’s cultural rights in Afghanistan

Recent studies have emphasised how cultural rights are an inherent part of human rights. Here we take a look at what is currently being done to reinforce women’s participation in cultural life and cultural decision-making institutions in Afghanistan

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Rabāb-making in Kabul: The Last Gatekeepers to Afghanistan’s Soul

In his workshop, Esa is making rabābs, a process that requires unique skills to transform mulberry wood and mother-of-pearl inlay into an instrument at the core of Afghan identity

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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