The village of al-Qirata on the northern slope of the Sajur valley, old lime-washed houses visible.

The village of al-Qirata on the northern slope of the Sajur valley, old lime-washed houses visible.

Temporary title for Image 120244

Temporary title for Image 120244

Bassel Abdulwahab covers himself with selfmade woven garments

Bassel Abdulwahab covers himself with selfmade woven garments

The Pigeons, old city of Damascus

The Pigeons, old city of Damascus

A flock of pigeons in the old city of Damascus

A flock of pigeons in the old city of Damascus

Cooling bread in the street before storage

Cooling bread in the street before storage

Brocade in the textile factory of the Mezannar family in Damascus

Brocade in the textile factory of the Mezannar family in Damascus

Sample catalogue for silk fabrics, textile factory of the Mezannar family in Damascus

Sample catalogue for silk fabrics, textile factory of the Mezannar family in Damascus

Bouquet of flowers and fruits in bowls on the wall cornice in the reception room (Qaʿa) of the Sadir house

Bouquet of flowers and fruits in bowls on the wall cornice in the reception room (Qaʿa) of the Sadir house

Jacquard-cartons with holelines for weaving design patterns

Jacquard-cartons with holelines for weaving design patterns

Spools in the textile factory of the Mezannar family

Spools in the textile factory of the Mezannar family

Spools in the textile factory of the Mezannar family

Spools in the textile factory of the Mezannar family

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

The interior of a shop in Suq al-Buzuriyya

The interior of a shop in Suq al-Buzuriyya

Hand printed fabric combining plant and animal motifs

Hand printed fabric combining plant and animal motifs

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

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

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

Aghabani table cloths with gold and silver threads

Aghabani table cloths with gold and silver threads

Aghabani table cloth

Aghabani table cloth

Drawing of a Plangi design

Drawing of a Plangi design

Aghabani table cloth

Aghabani table cloth

Aghabani with customized geometric design combining leaves, flowers and branches

Aghabani with customized geometric design combining leaves, flowers and branches

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

Damascus,Umayyad Mosque, pigeons in the courtyard

Damascus,Umayyad Mosque, pigeons in the courtyard

Chickpeas

Chickpeas

Hand-woven garments by Bassel Abdulwahab

Hand-woven garments by Bassel Abdulwahab

In the southern part of Tall Abyad, remains of the church made of mud bricks

In the southern part of Tall Abyad, remains of the church made of mud bricks