Khodadaad the Basket Maker

I met Khodadaad while walking earlier this year from Bamyan center out to Shibar district, in the Kalu valley. Khodadaad makes baskets for a living. He sells them 200Afs (4 USD) apiece if they are without a cover, and 300Afs (6USD) apiece if they come with a top. (At least those are the rates he sold me on.) The baskets are ideal for laundry, bread, and assorted other household uses. Raw material comes from the banks of the river that flows though the Kalu valley where Khodadaad lives.

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~ by safrang on July 27, 2009.

3 Responses to “Khodadaad the Basket Maker”

  1. beautiful!

  2. Request permission to use this photograph in a presentation on communication.

  3. Mike – can you please email me at hamesha dot safrang at sign gmail dot com thanks, hamesha.

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