Tag Archive for: Kurdistan province
In the Kurdish villages we can see the ancient form of house and spacial architectural form. There people are also use the native Kurdish form of clothes. They are very attractive for touristic altogether. Like this photo, a girl in Kurdish clothes on the stairs of their home.
A kolbar is a worker who is employed to carry goods on his/her back across the borders of Iran, Iraq , Syria and Turkey legally or illegally. The situation and working conditions of Kolbar are rarely discussed in the media, usually only in the form of short reports on regional websites such as Telegram about deaths of Kolbar. The Kolbar work under very harsh conditions In the film Time of the Drunken Horses by the film director Bahman Ghobadi, brief insights into the everyday life of the Kolbar are given. In both Iran and Turkey many young male and female kolbars have been shot dead by government forces. In many cases crossing the border is against the law, and the kolbars are shot.
Traditional Kurdish clothes for men consist of loose trousers with a shirt and jacket, cummerbund, and a skullcap over which is worn a turban folded from a large square of material. Colors of clothing are frequently symbolic of a wearer's tribe, alliance, or political party. I met this man in Qaysari Bazaar and took the opportunity to photograph him as an example of this time-honoured attire.