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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 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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Hail Mary in Syriac

Rana Nasser, from Qaraqosh, recites the Hail Mary in a dialect of Aramaic. “We don’t know the future, but we hope that it will be better for our children. We don’t want them to see the same things that we saw.” Rana, her husband, and her child hope to be resettled in…[…]

Abu Sayyed from Mansoura, Egypt, sews tents for bedouin in his shop in Amman. He has been working in the trade for 25 years - by Stephanie Saldaña.

Tentmaker

Abu Sayyed from Mansoura, Egypt, sews tents for bedouin in his shop in Amman. He has been working in the trade for 25 years. …[…]

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