A mechanical loom in the textile factory of the Mezannar family in Damascus

A mechanical loom in the textile factory of the Mezannar family in Damascus

Elizabeth pattern

Elizabeth pattern

Drawing of a Plangi design

Drawing of a Plangi design

A room cladded with ‘Ajami decoration in a Damascene house

A room cladded with ‘Ajami decoration in a Damascene house

A room cladded with ‘Ajami decoration in a Damascene house

A room cladded with ‘Ajami decoration in a Damascene house

Jurn Kabir, wooden door bar lock, seen from the interior side

Jurn Kabir, wooden door bar lock, seen from the interior side

Cooling bread in the street before storage

Cooling bread in the street before storage

Man with fresh bread

Man with fresh bread

Traditional production of animal glue

Traditional production of animal glue

Making falafel sandwiches

Making falafel sandwiches

Making falafel sandwiches

Making falafel sandwiches

Making pickles

Making pickles

Chickpeas

Chickpeas

Jamiʿ (mosque) ash-Shaykh Muhyi ad-Din Ibn ʿArabi, seen from Friday's suq

Jamiʿ (mosque) ash-Shaykh Muhyi ad-Din Ibn ʿArabi, seen from Friday’s suq

Modern interpretations of the traditional craft of ‘Ajami (workshop of Aliya Alnuami)

Modern interpretations of the traditional craft of ‘Ajami (workshop of Aliya Alnuami)

View over the roof of the south-western Madrasat Ismaʿil Basha al-ʿAzm to the Umayyad Mosque with its high transept of the prayer hall with a central dome and its three minarets

View over the roof of the south-western Madrasat Ismaʿil Basha al-ʿAzm to the Umayyad Mosque with its high transept of the prayer hall with a central dome and its three minarets

A two-story building in a village in Ghuta

A two-story building in a village in Ghuta

The upper part of the minaret, Qashani tiles, as-Sinaniyya Mosque

The upper part of the minaret, Qashani tiles, as-Sinaniyya Mosque

A part of the ground and upper floor, Khan Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm

A part of the ground and upper floor, Khan Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm

View into an arcade with ablaq masonry, Khan Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm

View into an arcade with ablaq masonry, Khan Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm

Temporary title for Image 68390

Temporary title for Image 68390

Upholstery in al-Haywatiyya Quarter, Damascus

Upholstery in al-Haywatiyya Quarter, Damascus

Rakhla: The City of Wine and Poetry in the Memory of its daughters

Hand carved wood block used for printing fabrics

Hand carved wood block used for printing fabrics

Jazz Caravan Festival 1996 in Damascus

Jazz Caravan Festival 1996 in Damascus

A mechanical loom in the textile factory of the Mezannar family in Damascus

A mechanical loom in the textile factory of the Mezannar family in Damascus

1 Issam Hajjar ih-Damascus

1 Issam Hajjar ih-Damascus

Aliya Alnuami is finalising her ‘Ajami work

Aliya Alnuami is finalising her ‘Ajami work

Draw-loom weaving in Hama

Hanging dyed silk to dry after washing it in cold water

Hanging dyed silk to dry after washing it in cold water