Hand carved wood block used for printing fabrics

Hand carved wood block used for printing fabrics

‘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

Great Mosque of Aleppo, prayer hall interior and Shrine of the Prophet Zechariah

Great Mosque of Aleppo, prayer hall interior and Shrine of the Prophet Zechariah

Motifs in Saz style, Aleppo Room wall frame, early 17th century

Motifs in Saz style, Aleppo Room wall frame, early 17th century

Great Mosque of Aleppo, prayer hall, door of the khatib (orator) room

Great Mosque of Aleppo, prayer hall, door of the khatib (orator) room

Abdelraouf Baydoun working with the craft of ‘Ajami in his workshop in Malaysia

Abdelraouf Baydoun working with the craft of ‘Ajami in his workshop in Malaysia

Part of the noria wheel

Part of the noria wheel

Rumi motifs forming the border of the frame, Aleppo Room wall frame, early 17th century

Rumi motifs forming the border of the frame, Aleppo Room wall frame, early 17th century

Çintamani motifs, Aleppo Room wall frame, early 17th century

Çintamani motifs, Aleppo Room wall frame, early 17th century

A view of an-Nuri Mosque and the Kilaniyya Norias (water wheels), Hama

A view of an-Nuri Mosque and the Kilaniyya Norias (water wheels), Hama

‘Ajami decoration in Qasr al-‘Azm, Damascus

‘Ajami decoration in Qasr al-‘Azm, Damascus

Conservation of the Grape Room made in 1835, house Nizam, Damascus

Conservation of the Grape Room made in 1835, house Nizam, Damascus

Conservation of the Damascus Room, Dresden

Conservation of the Damascus Room, Dresden

Conservation of the Grape Room made in 1835, house Nizam, Damascus

Conservation of the Grape Room made in 1835, house Nizam, Damascus

Conservation of the Grape Room made in 1835, house Nizam, Damascus

Conservation of the Grape Room made in 1835, house Nizam, Damascus

Conservation of the Aleppo Room in the Museum for Islamic Art, Berlin (before)

Conservation of the Aleppo Room in the Museum for Islamic Art, Berlin (before)

Conservation of the Aleppo Room in the Museum for Islamic Art, Berlin (after)

Conservation of the Aleppo Room in the Museum for Islamic Art, Berlin (after)

Chinese cloud motifs on the top side of the panel, Aleppo Room wall frame, early 17th century

Chinese cloud motifs on the top side of the panel, Aleppo Room wall frame, early 17th century

Reconstruction of the various working steps in the production of ‘Ajami decoration

Reconstruction of the various working steps in the production of ‘Ajami decoration

Modern painted panels with ‘Ajami decoration in Ziad Baydoun´s workshop in Malaysia

Modern painted panels with ‘Ajami decoration in Ziad Baydoun´s workshop in Malaysia

Application of metal foil on the ‘Ajami decoration

Application of metal foil on the ‘Ajami decoration

Motifs of quarter flowers in Kara Memi, Aleppo Room wall frame, early 17th century

Motifs of quarter flowers in Kara Memi, Aleppo Room wall frame, early 17th century

Motifs in Hatayi style, Aleppo Room wall frame, early 17th century

Motifs in Hatayi style, Aleppo Room wall frame, early 17th century

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

Chinese cloud motifs on the top side of the panel, Aleppo Room wall frame, early 17th century

Chinese cloud motifs on the top side of the panel, Aleppo Room wall frame, early 17th century

Reception hall in al-ʿAzm Palace

Reception hall in al-ʿAzm Palace

Khusrawiyya,detail of the ornamental paneling of the Mosque in 2008

Khusrawiyya,detail of the ornamental paneling of the Mosque in 2008

Conservation of the Grape Room made in 1835, house Nizam, Damascus

Conservation of the Grape Room made in 1835, house Nizam, Damascus

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