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A Boy with a Daff, Talabani Tekiye, Kirkuk, 2016

Repository 
Collection of Alana Marie Levinson-LaBrosse
Place 
Kirkuk
Name 
Babakir, Pshtewan Kamal
Date 
September 30, 2016

A small boy brings a daff into the room for worship. The daff, essentially a hand-drum lined with chain links, is a Kurdish instrument that acts as an integral part of Qadiri Sufi worship. While it may look like a musical instrument to a western audience, it is not considered such by worshippers. It is a spiritual sound and a spiritual instrument.