In 2006 Turquoise Mountain was founded in Afghanistan at the behest of HRH the Prince of Wales. We now also work on projects in Myanmar and the Middle East.
Turquoise Mountain’s aim is to preserve and regenerate historic areas and communities with a rich cultural heritage and to revive traditional crafts, to create jobs, skills and a renewed sense of pride.
Since 2006, Turquoise Mountain has restored 150 historic buildings, trained over 6,000 artisans, treated more than 100,000 patients, graduated hundreds of talented artisans, and generated over $6m in international sales from customers like Kate Spade 5th Avenue to London’s 5 star Connaught Hotel. Turquoise Mountain has also curated major international exhibitions around the world, from the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., to the Buckingham Palace Summer Opening.
With thanks to the British Council for their support.