[PA-NJ Glassblowers] The Glassmakers Of Herat

Tony Patti gaffer at glassblower.info
Sat Mar 9 19:27:38 EST 2013

For those of you who told me how much you enjoyed watching the video of
glassmaking in India,

below is a link to a 28-minute YouTube video of ancient glassblowing
techniques in Herat, Afghanistan.


This video was filmed in 1977, but the specific practices date back at least
2,700 years, as described around 3:50 of the video,

referring to a group of clay cuneiform tablets detailing glassmaking
instructions from the 7th century B.C.




Noteworthy is the discussion about tools which starts around 15:30,
especially when describing blowpipes

"a sawed-off rifle barrel works just fine."

Tony Patti
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