Tag: Traditional arts

Taimani – heritage of an old tradition

Today I would like to take you behind the scenes of the creation of Taimani rugs, which represent one of the last examples of true nomadic works in Afghanistan. Indeed, I am proud that three pieces decorate our collection.

Poems that belong to noone and everyone

The two-line poems reveal much about the usually hidden inner lives of Afghan women. They are often anonymous and are sung aloud, mostly by illiterate people, often to the beat of a hand drum. Landays began among nomads and farmers. They were shared around a fire, sung after a day in the fields or at… Read more

My father told me how to dye with the nature

“My father told me how to dye with the nature. I collect natural plants during summer and spring from the mountains close by our village. I mostly do it during summer, because we need sun to dry the colored wool collected from our own sheep”, sais Sufi Haleem. His wife Belqis and two daughters are… Read more

Maimana is here for you!

Hurray! After one year of preparations our dream has come true! We sought out connections with remote parts of Afghanistan. We were looking for local families that follow old traditions. We found places where women can spin, weave and knot wool into extraordinary designs in natural colours. We discovered true tribal art inspired by nature.… Read more