We've all gotten used to "Made in China" for just about everything these days. Well, look what Abdullah showed me. First a photo of an Afghan bead alongside two Chinese ones. And then a series of more examples.
He is always getting the comment "Well, I can buy them at such and such for much less." Not the same thing at all.
Here's another example. He showed me a gold tone Chinese bangle bracelet and then squeezed it in his hand. See the following pictures. It doesn't even look like it' made from metal. Don't know what it is.
You get what you pay for.