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Bilal Abu Khalaf in his fabric shop - by Aaron Cederberg

Bilal Abu Khalaf in his fabric shop - by Aaron Cederberg

The Surviving Threads of Syria’s Textile Industry

I’ve spent the past few months searching for the threads of a disappearing world. Syria’s textiles—richly textured in blues and yellows, reds and creams, often threaded with gold and silver colored threads, and with a quality that sometimes makes them seem to shimmer in the light—have long been the country’s pride.…[…]

A'zad Nabo and Naguib Nassib are two third generation pastry chefs working at Salloura, an Aleppo pastry shop now in Istanbul.

The Flavors of Damascus and Aleppo, in the Heart of Istanbul

Istanbul has absorbed some 450,000 Syrian refugees out of more than three million in the country. On a recent visit, I looked at how two Syrian restaurants now operating in Istanbul are keeping the food culture of Aleppo and Damascus alive in exile. A Taste of Souk Saruja You could almost…[…]

A man from Damascus sells coffee outside of Nafeesa a Damascus sweet shop in Amman while wearing the Damascene traditional clothes. His costume makes use of different fabrics for the headscarf the vest and belt and the shirt - by Stephanie Saldaña

Syrian Textiles Photo Gallery

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Khaled Bako at his shop, Cham Music, in Paris

Khaled Bako, owner of Cham Music in Paris:

Originally a guitar player from Aleppo, Syria, Bako has been instrumental in introducing the oud—particularly the Syrian oud– to European musicians. Today, European musicians are becoming increasingly aware that their guitar music has its roots in the Arab world, and that discovering Arabic music is discovering part of their own…[…]

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