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.

October 11, 2020

“I have been doing the same work for about seventy two years now. I started working for an Armenian man when I was eight years old, and I learned all about the work from him. My boss left Mardin, but I already had learned everything so the business stayed with me. He was a very good man, we had different ideas on things but we are still all humans and live on this planet together. He really loved me, and when he left all I had was a couple of pots and a Tandoor. I was constantly making things and sold them for profit. I had a lot of assistants who left me one by one, some of them left to the Eastern cities, some left their jobs, and some of them started new jobs and got rich. I still meet a couple of them and they always ask, “Are you still doing pottery?” I love my work, and I really don’t care about getting rich, I stay thankful in which ever the days take me. Not many people do this job anymore, so no one wants to learn it, and that makes me really sad.”