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An ARZU weaver works at the loom in her home in #Bamyan, #Afghanistan

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Bamyan, Afghanistan

Bamyan Valley is home to the giant ancient Buddha statues, at least what is left of them after the Taliban destroyed them in 2001. They valley is stunning with a rich history, some of it very prosperous and powerful, other times tragic and violent (Ghengis Khan destroyed it in the 13th century).

A Balinese weaver works on a backstrap loom with comb.

women read along together in a lesson during an ARZU literacy class in Bamyan, Afghanistan.