Abdul Matin is a potter from the village of Istalif. Nestled in the foothills of the Hindu Kush, Istalif is home to a pottery tradition stretching back over 400 years. Using traditional techniques, materials and designs, Matin is keeping Afghanistan's pottery traditions alive. As a teacher at the Turquoise Mountain Institute in Kabul he passes on his knowledge to Afghanistan's next generation of craftsmen, and as a businessman he sells his pottery all over the world, from London to Dubai. This video tells his extraordinary story.
Abdul Matin is supported by Turquoise Mountain, a charity regenerating the Old City of Kabul and reviving the Afghan Crafts Industry. To check out the work of other Afghan artisans like Matin visit turquoisemountainarts.org
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