Crossing mountains to marry (and meet for the first time)

Shirin Kittani-Aqrawi describes how her mother, hailing from a large and powerful Kurdish tribe (the Uramari), was sent across the mountains bordering the Republic of Turkey and Kingdom of Iraq on horseback with dozens of relatives to marry her father, who was from an influential family (the Kittani).

Storyteller: Shirin Kittani-Aqrawi

Date of Story: 1940s
Location of Story: Uramar (Hakkari), Turkey; Amadiya, Iraqi Kurdistan
Location:  Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan
Date: 31 October, 2015