Haji Khanem
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Iraqi Kurdish woman, 75, becomes artistic sensation

For most of her life Haji Khanem has lived in the tough and impoverished conditions of Iraqi Kurdistan with no chance of developing her creative talent.

But at the age of 75, she is now living in Amsterdam and has become an artistic sensation.

Hundreds of her paintings are being bought and the Dutch media are calling her the Lady of Colour.

The BBC Persian's Jiyar Gol reports.

  • 12 Dec 2011
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