Monday, March 21, 2011

March 21 19:00

Booth at bazaar. Locals sell handmade products including scarfs, rugs, linen, leather, wood crafts, semi precious stones, and jewelry. Lapis stone is only found in Afghanistan and is used to make intricately designed bowls, jewelry and decorative items. The export market for Afghan goods has largely collapsed since the Taliban's rise and fall. Most Afghan goods are exempt from duty in an effort to promote and support the small businessmen, their families, and the network of craftsmen that create the goods.

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