Folkloric craftsmanship in Iraq
Hamoudi Hassan Al-Abayagi has achieved his dream owning a shop for selling folkloric cloaks. He participates annually in Arab and international exhibitions specialized in folklore.
He inherited this craftsmanship from his father, who also inherited it from his father. His family was famous for doing this craft in the Al-Najaf province, the oldest place making the men ́s cloak in Iraq and the Arab world.
Their cloaks are still, at heart, about this folkloric craftsmanship which is considered as a part of the history of their holy city. His great wish is to ultimately expand the project of the folkloric cloak, showcasing the legacy of this profession to the entire world.