The rolling mountains above the village of Istalif AfghanistanThe rolling mountains above the village of Istalif Afghanistan
Constructing new walls in Istalif AfghanistanConstructing new walls in Istalif Afghanistan
Constructing new walls in Istalif AfghanistanConstructing new walls in Istalif Afghanistan
Abdul Istalifi discussing pottery with local merchants in Istalif, Afghanistan.Abdul Istalifi discussing pottery with local merchants in Istalif, Afghanistan.
A potter throws pots on a wheel in Istalif, Afghanistan.A potter throws pots on a wheel in Istalif, Afghanistan.
Young girls help their village by carrying pottery from the kiln to be glazed in Istalif, Afghanistan.Young girls help their village by carrying pottery from the kiln to be glazed in Istalif, Afghanistan.
Pottery on display in Istalif Afghanistan.Pottery on display in Istalif Afghanistan.
Ali Istalifi and Abdul Istalifi, Istalif AfghanistanAli Istalifi and Abdul Istalifi, Istalif Afghanistan

Abdul Wahkeel at his pottery stall in the Afghan village of Istalif. He was among the first potters to return after the fall of the Taliban.

Ali Istalifi, Crafts Specialist, Project Manager at Jindhag Foundation and Independent Filmmaker discusses the pottery of Istalif Afghanistan at the Birmingham Museum of Art.
February 18, 2017 / Afghanistan

Bunting Biennial Ceramics Symposium

Ali Istalifi, Crafts Specialist, Project Manager at Jindhag Foundation and Independent Filmmaker discusses the unique pottery of Istalif, Afghanistan at the Birmingham Museum of Art.
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Malik Mohammad was a potter in Istalif before it was destroyed by the Taliban. Now he has returned to making the region's distinctive green and turquoise pottery.
June 19, 2008 / Afghanistan

The National – Crafting a New Nation

Crafting a New Nation By Hamida Ghafour, The National, June 19, 2008
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Back Roads Radio - The Jindhag Foundation
July 30, 2007 / Afghanistan

Backroads Radio interviews Ali Istalifi

Judy Goldberg of Backroads Radio interviews Ali Istalifi about his life in Afghanistan and his efforts to revive his ancestral...
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Art's Glimmer of Hope - The Santa Fe New Mexican - Ali Istalifif
July 14, 2007 / Afghanistan

Santa Fe New Mexican – Art’s Glimmer of Hope

An Afghan village destroyed by conflict finds new life through pottery.
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From the Clay Up - Albuquerque Journal - Ali Istalifi
July 13, 2007 / Afghanistan

Albuquerque Tribune – From the clay up

Afghan crafts dealer Ali Istalifi acknowledges the amazing cultural exchange that is at the heart of the International Folk Art Market.
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