Euphrates plain near the mouth of the Sajur, limestone massif on the south side ((before the flooding of lake Tishrin)

Euphrates plain near the mouth of the Sajur, limestone massif on the south side ((before the flooding of lake Tishrin)

Front view of a Hummus shop

Front view of a Hummus shop

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

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

Traditional production of animal glue

Traditional production of animal glue

Traditional production of animal glue

Traditional production of animal glue

Reverse side of the ceiling of Bayt Ḫazīna-Kātibī / Niẓām with ‘Ajami decoration

Reverse side of the ceiling of Bayt Ḫazīna-Kātibī / Niẓām with ‘Ajami decoration

Jamiʿ al-Utrush, tomb - interior view of the dome damages

Jamiʿ al-Utrush, tomb – interior view of the dome damages

Suq Aslan Dada, view of the Mamluk coat of arms (rank) at the north entrance after completion of the rebuilding work

Suq Aslan Dada, view of the Mamluk coat of arms (rank) at the north entrance after completion of the rebuilding work

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

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

ceiling of Bayt Ḫazīna-Kātibī / Niẓām with ‘Ajami decoration

ceiling of Bayt Ḫazīna-Kātibī / Niẓām with ‘Ajami decoration

A room cladded with ‘Ajami decoration in a Damascene house

A room cladded with ‘Ajami decoration in a Damascene house

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 pickles

Making pickles

Panel with flower bouquet, from an unknown house near Bab Saghir, Damascus, presumably first half 18th century

Panel with flower bouquet, from an unknown house near Bab Saghir, Damascus, presumably first half 18th century

Making pickles

Making pickles

Chickpeas

Chickpeas

The interior of a shop in Suq al-Buzuriyya

The interior of a shop in Suq al-Buzuriyya

Damascus,Umayyad Mosque, pigeons in the courtyard

Damascus,Umayyad Mosque, pigeons in the courtyard

The Pigeons, old city of Damascus

The Pigeons, old city of Damascus

‘Ajami decoration in Bayt Nabulusi in Damascus

‘Ajami decoration in Bayt Nabulusi in Damascus

A flock of pigeons in the old city of Damascus

A flock of pigeons in the old city of Damascus

al-Matbakh al-ʿAjami, ground plan drawing before the partial demolition

al-Matbakh al-ʿAjami, ground plan drawing before the partial demolition

Bouquet of flowers and fruits in bowls on the wooden panels of Bayt ad-Dahhan (Funduq Qasr al-Mansuriyya), 18th century

Bouquet of flowers and fruits in bowls on the wooden panels of Bayt ad-Dahhan (Funduq Qasr al-Mansuriyya), 18th century

Bouquet of flowers and fruits in bowls on the wooden panels of Bayt ad-Dahhan (Funduq Qasr al-Mansuriyya), 18th century

Bouquet of flowers and fruits in bowls on the wooden panels of Bayt ad-Dahhan (Funduq Qasr al-Mansuriyya), 18th century

Aliya Alnuami is finalising her ‘Ajami work

Aliya Alnuami is finalising her ‘Ajami work

‘ataba ceiling in the main courtyard, north wing of the Qasr al-‘Azm in Damascus, today known as the "Bride´s Room"

‘ataba ceiling in the main courtyard, north wing of the Qasr al-‘Azm in Damascus, today known as the “Bride´s Room”

‘Ajami decoration in Qasr al-‘Azm, Damascus

‘Ajami decoration in Qasr al-‘Azm, Damascus