The
Mosaic
Stories

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Mosaic Stories

Sharing stories of endangered cultural
heritage in the Middle East

Traditional
Textiles
and Clothing
Transmitting
Heritage
Traditional
Recipes
and Food
Shared
Sites
Disappearing
Languages
Cooks, Singers,
Dressmakers,
Scholars, and Farmers
Meet the heroes preserving threatened
culture across the Middle East
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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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