Welat Statue Building

The Homeland Monument is made of natural stone known as the white Carrara marble extracted from the Carrara Mountains of Italy. 

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It is a white marble popular for its use in sculpturing and is quarried in the province of Massa and Carrara in modern day Tuscany, Italy. 


It took the famous Italian sculptor Musti Alessandro two years to carve out the stone to its symbolic representation starting from 19/04/2010 to 19/04/2012. The monument is 10 meters high weighing 50 tons. Four separate sections overlap and intertwine to form a single strong-standing monument.

The man who inspired the idea of the Homeland Monument, commissioned it sculpturing and designated its name is Mr. Peshraw Majid Agha Dizayee, who personally supervised its execution during the 2-year period. Four separate sections symbolize the love and the devotion of the Kurdish people for their land and history, which is named by (Paykerȇ welat).

The base represents the historical ERBIL CITADEL, which dates back to 6000 BC. It is an architectural heritage that symbolizes the legacy and the genius of its people and landowners, the Kurds.