This Video tells the story of Massud, a master woodworker from Afghanistan. Specialising in the intricate Afghan traditions of Jali, Inlay, Classical and Nuristani Carving, Massud passes on his knowledge to future generations by teaching at the Turquoise Mountain Institute in the old city of Kabul.

Many of Massud’s students go on to produce their own products, exporting Afghanistan’s woodwork around the world. To see what some of these finish products look like visit

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