Ferozkoh: Tradition and Continuity in Afghan Art

Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Qatar
March 2013 - July 2013
Doha Exhibition 01
Ferozhoh 01
Ferozhoh 02

The Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar, held an exhibition with Turquoise Mountain entitled Ferozkoh: Tradition and Continuity in Afghan Art.

Sixteen of Turquoise Mountain's artisans travelled to Qatar to spend time with ancient artefacts from the museum's archives. The artisans then produced over forty pieces displayed alongside, and in conversation with, treasures from the Museum's permanent collection.

The exhibition was opened by the patrons of Turquoise Mountain and the Museum of Islamic Art, HRH The Prince of Wales and HE Shaikha Al-Mayassa bint Hamad Al Thani. Tens of thousands of people visited the exhibition during its run, including former President of Afghanistan HE Hamid Karzai, and the exhibition then travelled to London’s Leighton House Museum.

March 2013 - July 2013