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What is this thing? A lob­ster pot? A stingray skele­ton? Some­thing to help you smoke to­bacco? If you guessed the lat­ter, you’re right: in Iran, this hand­wo­ven wire bas­ket is used for heat­ing coals to get your wa­ter­pipe gur­gling. When Mel­bourne duo Missy Saleeba and Pouria Zoughi came across one on their trav­els, they saw its po­ten­tial to dou­ble as a plant holder. Since then they’ve founded Dyad Ar­ti­sans, a home­ware out­fit bring­ing the hand­i­crafts of Iran to Aus­tralia, where they sell this piece and oth­ers. To watch a short film we made about the ar­ti­sans be­hind Dyad, head to smithjour­nal.com.au /films. To sam­ple the store’s wares, head to dyadar­ti­sans.com SJ

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