Documentation of the Ancient Cultural Heritage of the Southern Marshes of Iraq, a World Heritage Site

This project, which includes training for low-income families, women, and widows in traditional crafts, directly supports the U.S. embassy’s efforts to help Iraq build a prosperous and diversified economy pursuant to the 2008 U.S.-Iraq Strategic Framework Agreement.

Historically, the people of Iraq’s southern marshes have depended on the sale of their hand-crafted household textiles and other objects to sustain their livelihoods. [Photo credit: Project organizer]

Project Details


Location: Iraq, Middle East, Asia Organiser(s): Nature Iraq Funder(s): U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Funding received: $69,400 (USD) Commencement Date: 09/2017 Project Status: Completed
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