[size=30]Character of Iraqi heritageBy Marwa Hassan al-Jubouri May 15, 2019 8[/size]
The straw industry is one of the oldest handicrafts that were in Iraq, and not in this way that some see when they are braided in the fingers. There is precision in the work and you need a clear mind and a strong focus. This is a mental map that paints the decoration of the sticks and is not error-free and requires many hours of work. Hard.
Ms. Um Karim tells us her tale with straw:
I am twenty years old and I work in this profession, so that I eat my fingers and tear some of them, they are solid first cut and do not leave the leaves under the sun so as not to dry and break and after washing and leave it until We need a small metal needle to thread the edges of the work, and the decoration varies from one work to the next. In the summer, we go to the manufacture of the Mahfeh and the mats, sticking together some of them carefully with some drawings and dyeing the red balloon with green. Different helical circle, rectangular, in the tapestry of straw straw, and p Dah in popular markets.
The demand for this industry decreased in the winter when I made the brooms. I inherited this craft from my mother and grandmother, may God have mercy on them. They used to cover straw mats and cover the roof. I still remember the Iraqi house from Mahfeh.
With this I could not leave the profession that I inherited from my family and sit for long hours to weave baskets of decorative straw, and the steps of work are to start a small knot of palm fronds surrounded by sticks and rise with each time,
In the Iraqi term, this word is the first thing that is mentioned in the summer. It
is a piece of thin wicker that is shaped like a square and inserts a stick in it so that the user can move it to bring the air.
between a deep past and an elegant present, some of which were lost, and on the teeth of their owners, the generations disappeared.
. Dear Reader There is a series of trades and trades to be dealt with soon here.