BaghdadIraqRefugeeWhat We Carried

I Heart Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq

Jim Lommasson
Jim Lommasson / What We Carried

Iman Shati:

This pottery form includes on it many traces from Iraq’s great history, Malyaia Sammarra, Lion of Babylon, Ziggurat Ur, and Ishtar Gate. Before I left Baghdad, my Christian friend’s family gave me this as a gift. They were our neighbors and best friends in our hearts. They told us, “Don’t forget Iraq…”