Festive Gift Guide from our Retail Partners

Looking for a gift that gives, this festive season? 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.

Purchasing from our retail partners supports the small businesses, entrepreneurship, and training of our artisans, who work to preserve these age-old heritage crafts in their home countries. With many of our artisans living in countries facing political upheaval and humanitarian disasters, each purchase and donation is more important than ever.

Don’t forget you can also give a direct donation, too! Visit our Donate page to find out more.

As always, thanks for your support.

The Turquoise Mountain Team

MONIRA Filigree Earrings and MONIRA Filigree Pendant Necklace

The MONIRA Filigree Earrings and Pendant Necklace by Artisan & Fox (pictured above) are made by artisans in the Old City of Kabul, Afghanistan using deep blue Lapis Lazuli and gold-plated silver. The intricate designs are part of the Jali collection, inspired by the Afghan woodwork style of the same name.


We have enjoyed a wonderful partnership with US retailer The Citizenry to design and produce their Afghan Collection of carpets made by our supported weavers in northern Afghanistan. The collection is stocked by The Citizenry and is available for immediate delivery and can be purchased from their website and their New York showroom.

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Also handcrafted in Afghanistan, the Kyleigh Moon Phase Necklace by Pamela Love (above) uses white quartz and gold-plating to beautifully depict stages of the lunar cycle.

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ISHKAR supplies a wide range of products made by Turquoise Mountain artisans; from Myanmar bedding, to Afghan rugs and Jordanian jewellery. The Jali Tray (above) delicately interlinks pieces of wood into intricate geometric patterns. Our Afghan woodwork artisans in Kabul are masters of precision, ensuring each piece is perfectly positioned, and crafting each them all by eye.

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ISHKAR’s rainbow of carafes, tumblers and shot glasses are the perfect gift to brighten any dinner table. Each piece of their Glassware is blown by hand in Herat, Afghanistan.

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Kalinko’s collection of nine handwoven artworks (above) is made by our supported textile weavers in Myanmar. The designs are inspired by different motifs and ethnic groups, and with each panel taking a week to make, the collection is truly a celebration of the country’s age-old weaving heritage.

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Long-term partner of Turquoise Mountain Pippa Small has been working with our jewellery trainees and artisans our artisans for many years. We love this Moon Pedant necklace (above), which is made in Jordan and inspired by the region’s ancient gold work and medieval Islamic design. Shop online, or in-person at Pippa’s London and Los Angeles stores!

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The Nephrite Box by Asprey is an eye-catching addition to any room. Made from semi-precious nephrite and black marble, the deep green box is handmade by our gemstone artisans in Afghanistan.