Silk dyeing in Damascus

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

Hanging dyed silk to dry after washing it in cold water

Hanging dyed silk to dry after washing it in cold water

Hanging dyed silk to dry after washing it in cold water

Hanging dyed silk to dry after washing it in cold water

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

Gallery

Hand printed table cloth from Hama at Hassan's Shop, Old Damascus

Hand printed table cloth from Hama at Hassan’s Shop, Old Damascus

A warper (al-musaddi) is installing the warp threads on the mechanical loom

Protected: Silk fabric and social ties in Syria

Hand printed table cloth from Hama at Hassan's Shop, Old Damascus

The Threads of Life: Syrian Textile Ornamentation

Warp threads of silk in the textile factory of the Mezannar family in Damascus

What Remains of the Silk Road?

Traditional Textiles: An Endangered Tradition

Traditional Textiles: An Endangered Tradition