Category Archives: How stuff is made
The wonderful photos in this piece are from Zok Pavlovic and are to be used only expressly with his permission. One of my constant challenges, when interacting with Westerners about Afghanistan, has been the ever-present challenge of transportation. In the … Continue reading
Map Courtesy of WikiPedia The fortress at the entrance to the village of Aq Tash Sometimes, surreal is the norm, not the exception. Our team was visiting Aq Tash Village in Khanabad District, Kunduz Province a while back. As we … Continue reading
Bricks that build a country.
Wool, Yarn, Skeins, Looms and Carpets.
On the streets between Qala-i-Bahadur Khan, Qala Khazi and Dasht-i Barchi, in the southwest outskirts of Kabul, there is a new vibrant and growing community. It appears to be an admixture of ethnic groups; Hazara from Dashti Barchi to the … Continue reading
On Industry and Western Blindness.