Syria traditional clothing dresses folk Damascus Weiss-Armush

Ziad Zokari presents a thob from Damascus with machine embroidery, with Damascus's medieval citadel in the backgroundf. The model carries a basket made from reeds of the type that was sold to European tourists during their visits to the stunning historic sites around Allepo.

Her jewelry includes a hirz worn over the shoulder and a filigree belt.

For some village girls, a blue dress was favored for weddings, and a popular Arab folk song captures this sentiment. Possibly the origen of the color blue for brides is that blue is a protective color that holds the evil spirits at bay. A young bride might draw the attention of jealous spirits during her wedding, and perhaps blue was worn as a talisman.