ABOUT AFGHAN TULIP BOARD
In July 2012 Alexandra went to Kabul to design this backgammon board in collaboration with Turquoise Mountain.
Turquoise Mountain is an educational institute whose mission is to regenerate Afghanistan’s traditional crafts and historic areas and in so doing create jobs, skills and a renewed sense of national identity. Alexandra worked with the graduates of the school to create designs for them to make and sell, using materials sourced from Afghanistan and skills that have been around for thousands of years. All revenues from the Tulip board will go to the charity.
All materials and techniques used for the Tulip board come from Afghanistan - black and white walnut, lapis lazuli, wood carving and fine miniature painting. Each board is made to order.
Handmade in Afghanistan