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Bahawalpur - Land of the Desert, Artisan Jewelers…and Sustainable Energy?

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Bahawalpur - Land of the Desert, Artisan Jewelers…and Sustainable Energy?

A few years ago I sourced a collection of handmade, traditionally inspired pieces from a jeweler in Bahawalpur, Pakistan. He had traveled to meet me in the nearby city of Multan. As we studied each piece, he told the story of his ancestors who had lived and worked in the palace of this princely state making handmade jewelry in pure gold with the finest gems for the royal family. When the rule of the Nawabs (princes) came to an end, these skilled artisans couldn’t afford to purchase the materials they needed to continue their trade. They quickly adapted and began...

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