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“In the early 1970s, in our suburbs, we unearthed it as the first link, so intimate, so emotional, the first cord that binds us to our territories. We have made it “our word”, to contain “our world”.

The  daronnes are at the center of our lives while being invisible to the rest of society. In our collection of cards, everything is thought out in such a way as to reverse the balance of power and reestablish the daronne as the central character at the head of the hierarchical structure of the game. The queens-chikhates (n°13) are the strongest cards in the game , followed by their offspring, the child-kings (n°12) then riders on their bikes (n°11). 

This project could not have been called anything other than Darone.

“Darone” comes from afar, from the depths of the French language. In the 19th century, it designated in a pejorative way sometimes the landlady, sometimes the patroness in the masculine. In the proletarian France of the 20th century, it became a simple slang word to designate THE mother.

To spill


patriarchy .

Make visible


artists .

Darone will also set up annual collaborations and invite artists to create new card collections. 

Daronwishes also initiate the artiststo entrepreneurship, to cryptocurrencies and NFTs. 

Darone wants to support artists from diverse backgrounds by giving them access to a supportive and active artistic community and to a physical and virtual exhibition space.




Decolonizing our culture means breaking with the Eurocentric (Orientalist, exotic and fetishist) representation of our community and constructing a new self-narrative. 

“Talking about decolonialism implies this awareness of the coloniality of the world in which we live. Coloniality of power, knowledge, culture or gender. (...) Decolonialism is the fact of "thinking and doing" in a decolonial way, that is to say by becoming aware of coloniality and by decentering from the Eurocentric paradigm. (...) Being in a decolonial posture is eminently political.” 


Selma Sardouk, intersectional feminist and anti-racist. Certified life coach, member of EMCC France and practitioner in brief therapy. 

To decolonize culture is first to become aware of its coloniality. 

According to Anibal Quijano, a Peruvian sociologist who theorized this concept, coloniality rests on four pillars: 

  • The exploitation of labor power 

  • Ethno-racial domination 

  • The patriarchy 

  • The control of subjectivity



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