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Traditional Tajik Woodcarving

07-10-2012 01:45 AM by JoshOne | 6 comments »

Soon after I arrived in Tajikistan, I started noticing impressive examples of hand-carved ornamentation on doors, gates, signs, and crown moulding all over the capital and beyond. When I went to the Tajik Museum of Antiquities and saw similar carvings that came out of excavations from the time of Alexander the Great, I knew this needed further examination. I wanted to talk to some craftsmen. Today I got into a cab today and asked the driver if he knew of a workshop. He made some calls and we set off to the other side of the Varzob river, till we arrived at a fenced compound of industrial buildings on the far northern side of the city. There we found Dushanbe’s Technical School ...

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