Turkmen Folk Garments Fair in Talafar

A Turkmen women’s folk clothes fair was held in Talafar, western Mosul, on Thursday, and the revenues would go for the impoverished families, according to the chief of the Turkmen feminist union.

“The union organized today (Jan. 14) a 15-day fair showcasing Turkmen women’s folk clothes in Talafar, (60 km) northwest of Mosul, and put on display all the folk garments that reflect the traditional heritage of Talafar,” Lilyal Mohammed Ali told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.

“The revenues from this event would go to impoverished families that have lost their supporters as a result of acts of violence,” she added.

The fair, the first of its kind, has seen a massive turnout from the women of Talafar, Ali said.

Mosul, the capital city of the volatile province of Ninewa, lies 405 km north of Baghdad.

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