January 4, 2020
“My father had a big shop in Mahabad’s Bazar, he was sewing blankets, and I really liked the colors and shapes on the blanket. Those shapes and designs all have names, but I didn’t know that as a kid. My older brother and I used to go to my father’s shop, and my brother really liked doing sports, so he used to go to training. One day we woke up and found out that my father has had a stroke, and can no longer work. We went to the shop for ten days so it wouldn’t close down, and because my brother was always working out, he used to say that he can’t be at the shop and it was too much work for him. So, I took over regardless of how young I was. My father passed away after 10 years, so it was just me and the shop. I still have my shop, by I can’t work as I used to because of my age, so often times when someone wants something done I just send them to people that I have taught and have a shop now”.