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.

May 22, 2023

“I’m 65 years old and from Dewaznawi village in the Sawlaw subdistrict. I’ve been doing this mending work. Since we live near Sirwan Lake, there are many Judas trees here. For most of us, this work is better than any other profession. All the residents of Dewaznaw are occupied with this work, women, children, we all know it, our village is famous for this. All the handicrafts things you see in Hawraman are from our village. They come here in big trucks and collect what we have made village. Previously, our ancestors used to take these things and exchange them in other towns for wheat and other things. Once, my father spoke about how strange it was for the people of Hamedan to learn that we are making these things out of wood. They said, “These artifacts are as enigmatic as aircraft.”