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Leatherwork still going on
 Leatherwork has a long background in Afghanistan, as Abdul Hussain, a professional worker said the craft has been popular by its traditional form in the country.
The amazing product that has been used by humans since really, the beginning of man, can be made clothes, particularly for children, shoes, bags, belts, holsters and pretty much anything you one thinks of, Hussain told The Kabul Times.
Working with leather isn’t as hard as some people fear it will be, but the craft of it has been around for such a long time, and people have been improvising tools to work with leather, literally as long as people have been using leather to make things.
When going into a retail leather supply store, we’ll very likely find that how much some of the tools and leather itself costs. However the craft is not enjoying its previous popularity, but Hussain said he was in progress in his work as leather-tool producer.
He said the raw materials are received from leather producers inside the country, such as Mazar-e-Sharif, Tachqurghan and Andkhoy districts, in northern provinces.
According to him, the leather is now used to make different types of bags, used as laptop cover, luggage and suitcases, costing between1000 to 7000 Afghani or more, mostly exported to the United States, France and other foreign countries. He asked the chamber of commerce and industries to export their improvised leather works outside the country and find them market to help them improve their crafts and strengthen their economy.
 As seen some tools made of leather will be available from a retail leather supply stores inside the country, but the items have huge number of fans outside the country, as an Afghan girl, Setara who said had ordered some leather-made items – like bags, shoes, belt, suitcases – approperate with their Afghan traditional clothes etc., some of them, she would take as gifts, to be used during her ceremony.
he also believed the crafts would get further development, if the traders helped the leatherworkers to produce more items.