Khan Shekhoon Closeup

Syria traditional clothing dresses folk Aleppo Aleppo Weiss-Armush


Masterful embroidery covers the upper half of this woman's thob from Khan Sheikhoon (Idlib province, NE Syria). Framing the neck opening and jJust above the V, a row of dancing girls wearing full skirts move across the garment. Large triancles filled with tiny cross stitch form large diamonds in which the black fabric peeks through in delicate lines to mark the triangles. Bright diamond outlines frame the center of each diamond.