A small shop selling work from Afghanistan and elsewhere is helping people from conflict zones make a living
From a small corner window display on London’s Baker Street, Edmund le Brun and Flore de Taisne are trying to help the victims of war. Their pop-up shop, Ishkar, which is also online, sells crafts from conflict zones. Among the items on display are gorgeous hand-blown glasses in green, lapis lazuli blue and turquoise, intricate kilim rugs, fine-woven camel hair shawls, earrings and necklaces and knives.
Afghanistan has been at war for the past 40 years, so there are zero tourists, and no local market
These places have incredible traditions of making, but their stories are not heard in the west
Link : The pop-up crafts shop helping war-torn communities