Abdelraouf Baydoun working with the craft of ‘Ajami in Qasr al-ʿAzm

Abdelraouf Baydoun working with the craft of ‘Ajami in Qasr al-ʿAzm

Booklet of Khalil Ibrahim Sheikh Al-Sroujieh´s shop in Amman

Booklet of Khalil Ibrahim Sheikh Al-Sroujieh´s shop in Amman

Martingale made of wool and shells

Martingale made of wool and shells

A historical document bearing the name of ‎Sheikh Muhammad Said, known as Abu Amin Sheik Al-Sroujieh signed by officials and master craftsmen in 1797

A historical document bearing the name of ‎Sheikh Muhammad Said, known as Abu Amin Sheik Al-Sroujieh signed by officials and master craftsmen in 1797

Martingale aus Silber

Martingale aus Silber

Handcrafted bridles with noseband for Arabian horses

Handcrafted bridles with noseband for Arabian horses

A handmade saddle by Khalil Ibrahim Sheik Al-Sroujieh

A handmade saddle by Khalil Ibrahim Sheik Al-Sroujieh

A thoroughbred Arabian horse with a handmade bridle from Syria

A thoroughbred Arabian horse with a handmade bridle from Syria

Booklet of Khalil Ibrahim Sheikh Al-Sroujieh´s shop in Amman

Booklet of Khalil Ibrahim Sheikh Al-Sroujieh´s shop in Amman

Khalil Ibrahim Sheikh Al-Sroujieh at a fair for Arabian horse equipment

Khalil Ibrahim Sheikh Al-Sroujieh at a fair for Arabian horse equipment

Handcrafted bridles with noseband for Arabian horses

Handcrafted bridles with noseband for Arabian horses

Martingale made of wool and shells

Martingale made of wool and shells

Painting of a calligraphy work of a contemporary ‘Ajami decoration

Painting of a calligraphy work of a contemporary ‘Ajami decoration

Raqqa, A side from al-Banat Palace

Raqqa, A side from al-Banat Palace

The northern arcade of the inner courtyard (juwwani), Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm Palace

The northern arcade of the inner courtyard (juwwani), Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm Palace

Courtyard of family wing (so called haramlik or jummwani) in Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm Palace

Courtyard of family wing (so called haramlik or jummwani) in Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm Palace

Ceiling ornament, Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm Palace

Ceiling ornament, Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm Palace

al-Hayr al-Sharqi Palace, Inside of the early Umayyad desert castle with remains of vaulted rooms of the Western comlplex

al-Hayr al-Sharqi Palace, Inside of the early Umayyad desert castle with remains of vaulted rooms of the Western comlplex

al-Hayr al-Sharqi Palace, Inside of the early Umaiyad desert castle (Western complex)

al-Hayr al-Sharqi Palace, Inside of the early Umaiyad desert castle (Western complex)

Raqqa/Rafiqa, An old photo of the remains of al-Banat palace before restoration

Raqqa/Rafiqa, An old photo of the remains of al-Banat palace before restoration

A fountain rich in geometric decorations in the northern arcade of the courtyard, Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm Palace

A fountain rich in geometric decorations in the northern arcade of the courtyard, Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm Palace

Khalil Ibrahim Sheikh Al-Sroujieh making a saddle for a thoroughbred Arabian horse

Khalil Ibrahim Sheikh Al-Sroujieh making a saddle for a thoroughbred Arabian horse

A handmade saddle by Khalil Ibrahim Sheik Al-Sroujieh

A handmade saddle by Khalil Ibrahim Sheik Al-Sroujieh

Reception hall in al-ʿAzm Palace

Reception hall in al-ʿAzm Palace

Khalil Ibrahim Sheikh Al-Sroujieh demonstrated how decorative elements are created on bridles

Khalil Ibrahim Sheikh Al-Sroujieh demonstrated how decorative elements are created on bridles

Fountain in al-ʿAzm Palace

Fountain in al-ʿAzm Palace

View from the portico towards the entrance of dome hall, al-ʿAzm Palace

View from the portico towards the entrance of dome hall, al-ʿAzm Palace

Khalil Ibrahim Sheikh Al-Sroujieh making a saddle for a thoroughbred Arabian horse

Khalil Ibrahim Sheikh Al-Sroujieh making a saddle for a thoroughbred Arabian horse

Martingale aus Silber

Martingale aus Silber

Khalil Ibrahim Sheikh Al-Sroujieh carrying a bridle whose manufacture has been passed down generations from his forefathers

Khalil Ibrahim Sheikh Al-Sroujieh carrying a bridle whose manufacture has been passed down generations from his forefathers