Damascus, Hammam al-Qaramani

Damascus, Hammam al-Qaramani

Alternative ways of using the technique of the ‘Ajami craft (workshop of Aliya Alnuami)

Alternative ways of using the technique of the ‘Ajami craft (workshop of Aliya Alnuami)

Aliya Alnuami is finalising her ‘Ajami work

Aliya Alnuami is finalising her ‘Ajami work

Chickpeas

Chickpeas

Making pickles

Making pickles

Making pickles

Making pickles

Making falafel sandwiches

Making falafel sandwiches

Making falafel sandwiches

Making falafel sandwiches

Cooling bread in the street before storage

Cooling bread in the street before storage

Alternative ways of using the technique of the ‘Ajami craft (workshop of Aliya Alnuami)

Alternative ways of using the technique of the ‘Ajami craft (workshop of Aliya Alnuami)

Alternative ways of using the technique of the ‘Ajami craft (workshop of Aliya Alnuami)

Alternative ways of using the technique of the ‘Ajami craft (workshop of Aliya Alnuami)

A room cladded with ‘Ajami decoration in a Damascene house

A room cladded with ‘Ajami decoration in a Damascene house

Alternative ways of using the technique of the ‘Ajami craft (workshop of Aliya Alnuami)

Alternative ways of using the technique of the ‘Ajami craft (workshop of Aliya Alnuami)

Making pickles

Making pickles

A room cladded with ‘Ajami decoration in a Damascene house

A room cladded with ‘Ajami decoration in a Damascene house

Aliya Alnuami is experimenting with new ways of painting and decorating ‘Ajami work

Aliya Alnuami is experimenting with new ways of painting and decorating ‘Ajami work

Man with fresh bread

Man with fresh bread

Hubert Mezannar, son of Antoine Elias Mezannar. In the background is the certificate of a gold medal, the family won in 1936 on an international fair

Hubert Mezannar, son of Antoine Elias Mezannar. In the background is the certificate of a gold medal, the family won in 1936 on an international fair

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

Hand carved wood block used for printing fabrics

Hand carved wood block used for printing fabrics

Aghabani table cloth with gold and silver threads

Aghabani table cloth with gold and silver threads

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

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

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

Eating breakfast in the shop

Eating breakfast in the shop

Traditional production of animal glue

Traditional production of animal glue

Traditional production of animal glue

Traditional production of animal glue

Production of a contemporary ‘Ajami decoration in a Syrian workshop

Production of a contemporary ‘Ajami decoration in a Syrian workshop

Painting of a calligraphy work of a contemporary ‘Ajami decoration

Painting of a calligraphy work of a contemporary ‘Ajami decoration

Traditional production of animal glue

Traditional production of animal glue

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

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