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.

November 9, 2022

“In the village, the work is more on the woman’s shoulder. We get up early in the morning and work until the evening. The works are all challenging, and one of baking bread. Some days I bake three baskets of bread. The number of baskets increases when we go out to the hills in the spring. For months we stay in the swamps. While there, we do our work still. It isn’t easy to make, no matter how tasteful the oven bread is. For hours we stay in front of the fire and inside the smoke. I don’t know, but they say this smoke harms human health. Some even say smoke causes cancer. It might be true. Even if it is true for us, we continue making it. There is a danger in making oven bread. If one is not careful, she may fall into the oven. Sometimes we hear that some women fall into the oven and are burnt alive. It really breaks our hearts. That’s why we pay much attention when we bake bread.”