Closeup of Brocade Rayon Dress
Syria traditional clothing dresses folk Aleppo Aleppo Weiss-Armush


The dress' beauty lies in the fluidity produced by its luxurious and unique fabric. The embroidery is subdued and only seen on the bottom back of the skirt. In contrast to dresses whose heavy cotton fabric held the garment stiffly away from the body, this dress was designed for the brocade to shimmer as it moved sensually but subtly, catching the light.

Embroidery patterns on this shinyar (back panel) a triangle of saw designs at the base of each of the three palm trees. Seams are overlayed with couching stitch, and at the bottom of the diyal a step pattern adorns the hem.

Similarity in embroidery patterns most likely indicate that this thob originated in the same province as the black dress that lies two rows below.