Sayed Jan Nuristani

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Nuristan, the "Land of Light", lies deep in the Hindu Kush Mountains of northeastern Afghanistan. Home to a unique tradition of woodcarving using deep cut ridges and angles in geometric and repetitive patterns this was where Sayed Jan Nuristani learned his craft carving interiors for village homes. Today Sayed Jan runs his own family business in Kabul and teaches at the Turquoise Mountain Institute. In the family business he works alongside his son, just as he once worked alongside his father.