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Artisans from Dagestan

Caucasus Wood

In a former Soviet region convulsed by centuries of conflict, Caucasus Wood offers meaningful, sustainable employment for those in poverty. The artisan group employs women and men, young and old, all skillfully continuing age-old traditions working with wood and metal. Their raw material of choice comes from a local dogwood, or kizil, which yields a very sturdy type of wood and is often used for cart axels.

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