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.

September 22, 2020

“I was in Koya when I got married, I thought of buying a cobbling machine; I bought one for 4 dinars and started cobbling. Ever since, I have been working as a cobbler, and to wherever I have moved I have immediately opened a cobbling shop. I have never worked in any other field, I have been cobbling for years continuously. I have taught all of my 4 sons to be cobblers as well, and now 2 of them are still working here and the other 2 live outside of the country. Back in the day, all of the cobbling machines used to be of German made. My machine was truly heavy, about 60 kilograms. Previously, our many had a lot of value, but life has become too difficult now. The most difficult type of shoe I have worked on is Adidas, sometimes they called the PKK shoes, machines and sewing kits can’t work with them properly.”