International Folk Art Market

July 13, 2007
From the Clay Up - Albuquerque Journal - Ali Istalifi

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.
July 14, 2007
Art's Glimmer of Hope - The Santa Fe New Mexican - Ali Istalifif

Santa Fe New Mexican – Art’s Glimmer of Hope

An Afghan village destroyed by conflict finds new life through pottery.
May 1, 2014

Istalif Pottery at IFAM

The Traditional pottery from Istalif will be exported out of Afghanistan for the first time and can be found at the International Folk Art Market. The selection represents the work of 40 families, Ali said, and provides a glimmer of hope in a country where it can sometimes seem like there are few bright spots.
March 10, 2020

International Folk Art Market

In 2007, the Jindhag Foundation provided the funds to bring pottery from the revitalized village of Isatlif, Afghanistan to the International Folk Art Market in Santa […]
March 21, 2020

Art’s Glimmer of Hope

When Ali, now 28, returned to his family village in 2003, he found a ghost town of rubble piles inhabited by wild dogs. The village had been forgotten, and its people...