A niche with muqarnas on the main entrance of al-Bimaristan an-Nuri

A niche with muqarnas on the main entrance of al-Bimaristan an-Nuri

A room cladded with ‘Ajami decoration in a Damascene house

A room cladded with ‘Ajami decoration in a Damascene house

Making falafel sandwiches

Making falafel sandwiches

Making falafel sandwiches

Making falafel sandwiches

Man with fresh bread

Man with fresh bread

Cooling bread in the street before storage

Cooling bread in the street before storage

Introducing the blue dye in boiling water to the silk threads. This process is repeated several times until the silk absorbs the blue dye effectively

Introducing the blue dye in boiling water to the silk threads. This process is repeated several times until the silk absorbs the blue dye effectively

Aghabani table cloth with gold and silver threads

Aghabani table cloth with gold and silver threads

A room cladded with ‘Ajami decoration in a Damascene house

A room cladded with ‘Ajami decoration in a Damascene house

Aghabani with customized geometric design combining leaves, flowers and branches

Aghabani with customized geometric design combining leaves, flowers and branches

Aghabani table cloth

Aghabani table cloth

Aghabani table cloth

Aghabani table cloth

Making pickles

Making pickles

Aliya Alnuami is applying the relief paste on her ‘Ajami-work

Aliya Alnuami is applying the relief paste on her ‘Ajami-work

Making pickles

Making pickles

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

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Making pickles

Making pickles

Eating breakfast in the shop

Eating breakfast in the shop

The minaret of Jamiʿ (Mosque) ash-Shaykh Muhyi ad-Din Ibn ʿArabi

The minaret of Jamiʿ (Mosque) ash-Shaykh Muhyi ad-Din Ibn ʿArabi

ʿAbd al-Qadir al-Jazaʿiri cenotaph, beside the Mausoleum of Shaykh Muhyi ad-Din Ibn ʿArabi

ʿAbd al-Qadir al-Jazaʿiri cenotaph, beside the Mausoleum of Shaykh Muhyi ad-Din Ibn ʿArabi

Traditional production of animal glue

Traditional production of animal glue

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

Traditional production of animal glue

Traditional production of animal glue

Painting of a calligraphy work of a contemporary ‘Ajami decoration

Painting of a calligraphy work of a contemporary ‘Ajami decoration

Aghabani table cloth with gold and silver threads

Aghabani table cloth with gold and silver threads

Chickpeas

Chickpeas

Aghabani table cloth

Aghabani table cloth

Aliya Alnuami is finalising her ‘Ajami work

Aliya Alnuami is finalising her ‘Ajami work