Ghouta of Damascus, A grove of vegetables and fruit trees

Ghouta of Damascus, A grove of vegetables and fruit trees

Khan Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm, 1754

Khan Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm, 1754

Bedtime stories

Aghabani table cloth

Aghabani table cloth

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

Aghabani table cloths with gold and silver threads

Aghabani table cloths with gold and silver threads

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

Hand printed fabric combining plant and animal motifs

Hand printed fabric combining plant and animal motifs

Tughra of sultan over the entrance of ash-Shaykh Muhyi ad-Din Ibn ʿArabi Mosque

Tughra of sultan over the entrance of ash-Shaykh Muhyi ad-Din Ibn ʿArabi Mosque

Hand carved wood block used for printing fabrics

Hand carved wood block used for printing fabrics

Hanging dyed silk to dry after washing it in cold water

Hanging dyed silk to dry after washing it in cold water

Processes of the contemporary ‘Ajami handcraft: the application of metal foil

Processes of the contemporary ‘Ajami handcraft: the application of metal foil

Postcard of Suq as-Surujiyya in Damascus

Postcard of Suq as-Surujiyya in Damascus

Gallery

Jazz Caravan Festival 1996 in Damascus

Jazz Caravan Festival 1996 in Damascus

Spools in the textile factory of the Mezannar family

Spools in the textile factory of the Mezannar family

1 Issam Hajjar ih-Damascus

1 Issam Hajjar ih-Damascus

Making pickles

Making pickles

Aramaic Language – Jab’adin in Munira’s Memory

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

Man with fresh bread

Man with fresh bread

Aghabani with customized geometric design combining leaves, flowers and branches

Aghabani with customized geometric design combining leaves, flowers and branches

Making falafel sandwiches

Making falafel sandwiches

Aghabani table cloth with gold and silver threads

Aghabani table cloth with gold and silver threads

Aghabani table cloth with gold and silver threads

Aghabani table cloth with gold and silver threads

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

Cooling bread in the street before storage

Cooling bread in the street before storage

Making falafel sandwiches

Making falafel sandwiches

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

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