Kurdistan

This is a series of photos I took in 1973 in Turkish Kurdistan, with the theme of traditional trades being taught by fathers and families to their sons.  This region has been affected by war and many of the people and locations no longer exist.  Although not a country, Kurdish people  are concentrated in an ethnic area considered Greater Kurdistan, which includes parts of northern Syria, northern Iraq, and northwestern Iran.

Father and Son Basketmakers

Father and Son Basketmakers

Father Son Wool Workers

Father Son Wool Workers

Family making wool

Family making wool

Father Son Copper Work

Father Son Copper Work

Family making cooking pots

Family making cooking pots

Family stool makers

Family stool makers

Family shop keepers

Family shop keepers

Family Fox Skiners

Family Fox Skiners

Father Son Vegetable Stand

Father Son Vegetable Stand

Basket Maker

Basket Maker

Basket Maker 2

Basket Maker 2

Stool Shop

Stool Shop

Wool Spinner

Wool Spinner

Tinning a Cooking Pot

Tinning a Cooking Pot

Soldering

Soldering

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