Iraq Doll Kurdish People

Doll from north Iraq, a male belonging to the Kurds ethnic group, carrying a dagger in his belt. Clay face, the rest is cloth over wire. A label is sewn to the back of his belt with ‘Iraq’ in handwriting, left there by a former owner.

Folklore is in the air… uhm… ear!


Object Doll wearing traditional costume
Origin Iraq
Culture Kurdish people
Medium Fabric, clay, wire
Mark or Tag Fabric label
Made by Unknown
Size H 20 cm
Dated Not dated
Acquired ?


Here's a postcard that matches this doll. It shows how the Kurdish people living in Iraq are dressed in their traditional costume.

Text on the back of the postcard: 'Dance (Dabkeh) from North of Iraq'. Dated 1985.

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