Shop Aims to Help Artisans in War-Torn Countries

Ishkar sells handmade items to support craftsmen in places like Afghanistan and Syria, but also in the hope that their skills will live on.

LONDON — When Edmund Le Brun and Flore de Taisne left Afghanistan in 2015, they wanted to continue helping a country that they had come to cherish after three years of living in Kabul.“Afghanistan has a rich artisan culture,” said Mr. Le Brun, 27, who had been employed by Turquoise Mountain, a nongovernmental organization trying to revive the country’s arts and historic sites. “And I had spent my time there working closely with local craftsmen, trying to help them create sustainable businesse...