Baghdad: Coracle Makers

Date: 1951-58

Wilfred Thesiger (d. 2003), reports that circular coracles (known in Arabic as quffa) were commonly employed in Baghdad, and as far south on the Euphrates as Kut. See also: Carpenter; Boat Recoater; Bitumen Collector; Mat Maker; Reed House Builder.

Citation: Wilfred Thesiger, The Marsh Arabs (London: The Folio Society, 2004. First edition: London: Longman, 1964), p. 106.