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Afghanisches Museum (German)
|Type||Culture and cultural history|
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The Afghan Museum (German: Afghanisches Museum) is private museum of culture and cultural history of Afghanistan, situated in the historic and picturesque Speicherstadt (warehouse district) of Hamburg, Germany. The museum's mandate is to bring the authentic and traditional aspects of Afghan culture to life.
This private museum was opened in March 1998 by lawyer and businessman Nek Mohamad Pirzad, his family and friends.
Interior and contents
The artistic design for the museum was led by Mr. Hessan, an Afghan artist living in Germany. The museum houses displays how a cobbler repairs worn out shoes, tandoori bread is baked, a carpet-maker ties knots for a large Afghan carpet with the famous Elephantfoot pattern. Exhibitions display a look inside a tea house and a Turkmen tent called yurt, or under an Afghan veil (chadri). Reproductions of the great fortress of Bost, Qala-e-Bost, in Lashkar Gah, the big Buddhas of Bamyan, and the minaret of Jam are represented.
- Museum website. Retrieved on 2009-08-29.
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