In a live interview on BBC World News ISHKAR co founder Edmund Le Brun discusses the challenges Afghanistan's craftsmen face and how ISHKAR hopes to overcome them. 

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Rafting in Pakistan
  • Pakistan
  • 05.02.19

In 2018 ISHKAR co-founder Edmund Le Brun, and Jonathan Rider, rafted the length of the Hunza Valley in northern Pakistan. Their calamitous journey revealed a side to Pakistan rarely seen in the news. Watch the BBC Travel Show's coverage of their adventure.

  • Mali
  • 04.04.17

Islamist militants have returned Timbuktu to the remoteness which made it famous. We travelled to Timbuktu to meet craftsmen who have been cut off from international markets due to the fragile security situation.

Inflated Ambitions
  • Afghanistan
  • 13.11.16

n September 2015, ISHKAR co founder Edmund Le Brun, along with his friend Jonathan Rider, became the first people to raft from the source of the river Oxus in Afghanistan.

The Making of ISHKAR Knives
  • 13.11.16

Watch, step by step, as Jonathan Rider puts together one of ISHKAR's limited edition knives.

Our Story
  • 13.11.16

What is ISHKAR and why did we set it up? Discover our story

ISHKAR - What does it mean?
  • 04.11.16

This footage of 1970s Afghanistan gives an insight into our unusual name.

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