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Abdul Matin Malekzadeh

Abdul Matin Malekzadeh

Kabul

Abdul Matin Malekzadeh is a master potter and one of the leaders in the revival of Afghani Istalifi pottery. As head of the Turquoise Mountain Institute's ceramics department and the director of Afghan Traditional Pottery, Abdul Matin is reintroducing the use of natural glazes and the distinctive ishkar glaze for which Istalif became famous.