Iraq- Saddles marketplace in Baghdad, an endangered genuine occupation

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The saddles marketplace is one of the oldest and most popular markets in Baghdad, known for various types of leather items, however nowadays; this industry suffers from cheap manufactured products rivalry, neglect, and the absence of government support. The craftsmen see that the ultimate decision of the transition brought about in Iraq was the decline and the absence of this historic market before the movement of craftsmen and the change of its characteristics. The shopkeepers in the marketplace emphasize that the markets will return to its when the security situation in Iraq gets stable, provided that the bulk of their customers are foreign tourists, yet amid the absence of tourism; many craftsmen had to switch to another career.

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