Namad is a women-owned art gallery located in Kabul, Afghanistan. Begun with limited resources and in spite of the challenges that the Covif-19 pandemic presented to the new business, Namad was determined to sell their art with local and even international art markets. All 11 of Namad’s current employees are skilled in painting. Their paintings combine modern styles with classic themes, using bold and rich colors to convey both emotions and movement in each piece.
Committed to overcoming the struggle that the pandemic has brought Afghan markets in the short term and to overcoming the long term struggle of women-owned businesses in the Afghan economy, the gallery wants to push the envelope for handmade goods in Afghanistan. Their bold and fresh pieces move away from traditional themes of Afghan art while their choice of classical themes and subjects still hearken back to the more traditional ways of painting.
Marzia Panahi, CEO and founder of Namad, is committed to brightening modern and classic culture in order to find a wide customer base for the gallery’s art pieces while also keeping the traditional ways of painting art in Afghanistan alive.
In addition to canvas paintings, Namad specializes in painting of musical instruments and even some interior design or decoration. This multi-talented gallery brings unique styles of art to ASEEL’s platform. And ASEEL is committed to assisting Namad and owner Panahi with increasing their production capabilities and helping them share their art with the rest of the world.