Humans of Kurdistan
The "Humans Of Kurdistan" project aims to present the cultural diversity of the country. A look at the faces but also the stories that lie behind each of them.
Humans of Kurdistan - South 72

June 14, 2020

“It’s been 17 years since I started sewing. I first learned from my cousin. I would sew clothes for people close to me. I would work on a maxi dress and would sew the arms onto the neck rather than on the shoulders. I kept going, until I got here.
An elderly lady once brought me a jacket to fix, the shoulders had hung down. I took off the arms and fixed it. I suddenly got a pain and stopped working on it. When I went back to it, I couldn’t find the arms… so I kept delaying it until I would find the arms. I didn’t find it, and I even went to the market but couldn’t find a similar jacket. So I had to tell them. She said,’ That is not a problem at all.’ Since then, whenever her husband sees me, he says, ‘How are you, arm-cutter?’
My son, daughter, and husband help me in my work, in cutting fabrics and also in designing and many other things. This shop has become my family’s source of income, that is why I love my job and never get tired of it.”