September 1, 2020
“I am interested in collecting artworks and vintage goods, especially our ancestors’ memories. My father left me many things that he got from his grandfather. So, he has some goods that go back to 200 years ago. Preserving these vintage goods is my source of happiness. I used to roam around the market looking for vintage goods and artworks to buy and keep in my room. I have a special room for them now, you can smell the past in that room.
I have a son who lives in Hawler. When he returned to Qamislo, he brought me a very old baby pillow. It made me really happy, because he knew how much I like old things. I will leave these for my children, and they will do the same for their children. This inheritance has to continue to be passed on and preserved forever.”