Saturday, 14 July 2007
Istalif pot mecca
The main reason for driving 2 hrs north of Kabul to Istalif, other than to escape the compound / city smog, is to buy pots, if you like glazed wares with garish colours. Some people suspect that a fair amount of the 'ye olde Bamiyan sgraffitto' wares which crop up on the antiquities market come from these sort of workshops... I do hope so!