Yelek from the Qalamoon Mountains

Syria traditional clothing dresses folk Yelek Qumbaz Weiss-Armush


The yelek is an Ottoman style long coat with cut-out bodice and deep embroidered slits at the sides. Designed to show the expensive fabrics of the flowing silk undergarments and dramatic winged sleeves.

Syrian artist Ziad Zokari's model is standing next to an inlaid mother-of-pearl table and a hand-blown European style glass lamp from Damascus.