Introducing DARA Artisans, an online, artisan boutique that's working hard to share high quality, handmade designs brought to you directly from craftspeople around the world.
Dan and Dara Brewster have traveled the world extensively, giving themselves a strong sense of the value (and vulnerability) of ancestral traditions of master artisans. In starting DARA, they have made it their mission to help preserve these skills by bringing you into the story. With each piece you bring into your home, you are celebrating the age old craft that created the art as well as the wider narrative of the people and culture who craft it.
Everything about the DARA global brand is perfectly on pointe, including (of course!) the name. DARA translates into 'star' (Khmer), 'leader' (Turkish), and 'beautiful one' (Swahili). It's a poignant trifecta that matches their mission.
As the team at DARA continues to travel the world, we'll be here happily indulging in the products they find and the stories they celebrate.
[photo credits: Dara Artisans]