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Ashayer Collective

Darb44 presents Ashayer Collective, a design collaboration between artists, designers, and the nomads(Ashayer) of Iran. Our goal is to empower women and girls of nomadic tribes across Iran to be self-reliant. Women’s opportunities to participate in the economy are severely curtailed in many areas by traditional expectations and economic hardship. We educate and collaborate with women and girls by encouraging them to make artistically unique handicrafts. Ashayer Collective travels across the country to raise awareness and provide opportunities. We are excited to see women and girls find new purpose and self-esteem by starting their own small businesses.

On view is a selection of handmade designs reflecting nomadic craftsmanship from traditional techniques and contemporary artists.

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Kurdi Totes

Kurdi Tote

100% Handwoven Wool and Natural Dyes

Made by Ashayer of Kurdistan

Qashqai Shawl

Qashqai Shawl

100% Handwoven Cotton

Made by Ashayer of Shiraz

Yazdi Ikat 1

Yazdi Ikat Throw/Shawl

100% Handwoven Cotton and Natural Dyes

Made by Ashayer of Yazd

Qashqai Clutch 1

Qashqai Soft Clutch

100% Handwoven Wool

Made by Ashayer of Shiraz

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Turkeman Tassel

100% Handwoven Wool

Made by Ashayer of Turkemanistan

Yazdi Ikat 3

Yazdi Ikat Throw/Shawl

100% Handwoven Cotton and Natural Dyes

Made by Ashayer of Yazd

Lori Evil Eye 2

Lori Evil Eye Tassel

Hand-painted and Handwoven Details

Made by Ashayer of Lorestan

Qashqai Clutch 4

Qashqai Soft Clutch

100% Handwoven Wool

Made by Ashayer of Shiraz

Yazdi Ikat 2

Yazdi Ikat Throw/Shawl

100% Handwoven Cotton and Natural Dyes

Made by Ashayer of Yazd

Papier-mache Ornaments

Papier-mache Hanging Ornamnets

Hand-painted and Handwoven Details

A Collaboration between the Ashayer and Artists of Iran

Jajim Ornament 1

Jajim Wool Hanging Ornamnets

100% Handwoven Wool

A Collaboration between the Ashayer and Artists of Iran

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Papier-mache Evil Eye

Hand-painted and Handwoven Wool Details

A Collaboration between the Ashayer and Artists of Iran