From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.
Iraq's political and economic crises are taking a toll on sales of one of the most important musical instruments of the Arab world, Oud.
The Oud dates back at least several thousand years.
Iraq used to be a booming market for the instrument, but it now seems to be in a permanent decline.
Al Jazeera’s Natasha Ghoneim reports.