Hawran Drawing

Syria traditional clothing dresses folk Hawran Weiss-Armush

Syrian artist Ziad Zokari has captured the traditional costume of the women of Hawran, with its unusual pale blue thob gussetted in dark blue or black.

Here it is worn with silver hirz body jewelry for protection from the evil eye. The number three brings magical effects, and in this hirz three triangular shapes carry prayers from the Qu'ran, while five silver crescent medallions on each suggest hopes for good luck and prosperity.