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 16, 2022

“I opened a tailor shop in the 60s, and I’m considered the oldest tailor in Akre who is still in the profession. I learned this work from my ancestors, and they learned from the Jews. In return, I taught my children, and now they have shops too. Besides them, I have taught this profession to 70 women, and now their livelihood is on it. I remember many old artists, such as Tahsin Taha, Ardawan Zakhoiy, and Fuad Ahmad, who used to come to me to tailor their attire. During Newroz and holidays, people visit me for traditional Kurdish clothes from everywhere. This gives me a great feeling of accomplishment because it means I’ve been doing my job flawlessly and that it has reached this state.”