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

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

Aghabani with customized geometric design combining leaves, flowers and branches

Aghabani with customized geometric design combining leaves, flowers and branches

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

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

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

A sample of the handprinted fabric prepared for the women of Douma.

A sample of the handprinted fabric prepared for the women of Douma.

Aghabani table cloths with gold and silver threads

Aghabani table cloths with gold and silver threads

Aghabani table cloth

Aghabani table cloth

Aghabani table cloth

Aghabani table cloth

Rakhla: The City of Wine and Poetry in the Memory of its daughters

View into tent of nomadic family of Tayy-tribe

View into tent of nomadic family of Tayy-tribe

A mechanical loom in the textile factory of the Mezannar family in Damascus

A mechanical loom in the textile factory of the Mezannar family in Damascus

A gathering of men in a reception room with wall textile cover

A gathering of men in a reception room with wall textile cover

Stories

A Bedouin family in one of the villages of the Euphrates Valley

A Bedouin family in one of the villages of the Euphrates Valley

In the sleeping compartment of the tent of a semi-nomadic family from Maskana-region

In the sleeping compartment of the tent of a semi-nomadic family from Maskana-region

A Sheikh with his family in traditional clothes. The man is wearing a black Abbaya

A Sheikh with his family in traditional clothes. The man is wearing a black Abbaya

In the tent of a Bedouin family with the living area in the foreground and behind the partition the storage area of all goods

In the tent of a Bedouin family with the living area in the foreground and behind the partition the storage area of all goods

A mechanical loom in the textile factory of the Mezannar family in Damascus

A mechanical loom in the textile factory of the Mezannar family in Damascus

A room in the family wing (haramlik or juwwani), Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm Palace

A room in the family wing (haramlik or juwwani), Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm Palace

Courtyard with fountain in the family wing (so called haramlik or juwwani), Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm Palace

Courtyard with fountain in the family wing (so called haramlik or juwwani), Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm Palace

A Jacquard-loom in the textile factory of the Mezannar family in Damascus

A Jacquard-loom in the textile factory of the Mezannar family in Damascus

A warping machine in the textile factory of the Mezannar family in Damascus

A warping machine in the textile factory of the Mezannar family in Damascus

A craftsman working on a Jacquard loom in the textile factory of the Mezannar family, Damascus

A craftsman working on a Jacquard loom in the textile factory of the Mezannar family, Damascus

A part of family wing (so called haramlik oder juwwani) in Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm Palace

A part of family wing (so called haramlik oder juwwani) in Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm Palace

Raqqa, Raqqa, Bedouin family in their tent

Raqqa, Raqqa, Bedouin family in their tent

A mechanical loom in the textile factory of the Mezannar family

A mechanical loom in the textile factory of the Mezannar family

Courtyard of family wing (so called haramlik or jummwani) in Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm Palace

Courtyard of family wing (so called haramlik or jummwani) in Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm Palace