This Afghan art gallery showcases paintings on felt
Location: Kabul, Afghanistan
Marzia Panahi wants to revive the traditional textile
Her art gallery Namad Company aims to create jobs
and provide a creative outlet for young people
(SOUNDBITE) (Dari) FOUNDER OF NAMAD COMPANY, MARZIA PANAHI, SAYING:"Our customers are mostly people who value domestic production, art-loving, and supportive of the growth of Afghan culture. We do cultural work. We have been able to sell between 30 and 50 paintings recently, in the past one and a half to two months, and the prices of our paintings are between $100 to $200."
(SOUNDBITE) (Dari) AFGHAN ARTIST, FAIQA SULTANI, SAYING:"The shock of the lockdown period made us a little depressed, and in addition to the economic blow, our souls and minds were tired from staying at home, but coming here to Namad and painting on felt made me feel better again and I am hoping for normalcy in our lives."