Saturday, September 1, 2012

Irbil Market

 Like many other places I have visited, the market is set up in such a way that if you are looking for housewares, all the housewares shops are in the same corridor. All the gold shops are in another corridor and so on.
 We could watch men making kabob through a window. Imagine spending all day with your hands in ground lamb.
 The Kurdish men have a traditional outfit which includes baggy pants and a cummerbund, a short jacket, dress shirt, hat and turban and these white shoes. The shoes have a leather thong down the center of the sole which is supposed to be beneficial to the foot of the wearer. I think it would give good traction in the desert, but wouldn't be that comfortable on pavement.

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