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.

March 6, 2023

“It’s been half a century since I’ve worked as a textile repairer in Khanaqin; I wanted to quit a couple of times, but my love for my customers made me continue. Some families bring their mattresses, quilts, and pillows to repair or buy new ones from me. They’re used to these authentic materials, but unfortunately, people are slowly favoring exported goods. As long as those are available, people don’t want to wait three to four days for handmade ones. Our work is mentally and physically tiring; your brain is always tired because you focus on each stitch you sew. And it messes up the eye for concentrating on the needle for too long. I feel like my eyes are too tired, but this is life. I have lived it this way and will continue to do so.”