Meshhouf : Iconic, Endangered Iraqi Canoes

Iraqi marshes are a magical melange of land and water, the rivers float beneath basketry homes, and an entire ecosystem co-existing in a very delicate bond. In the 1980s, the craft of making Iraqi canoes became extinct.  Since 2018, We began a research collaboration for Safina Projects, to digitally reconstruct the Meshouf. 

The digitalization is based on reference images provided by Safina Projects’ Dirctor and Heritage Researcher Rashad Salim.