Results: Text (3) Images (0)

You searched for

Modify your search terms or add filters

Filtered by

Sort by
Results per page
Results showing
1 - 3 of 3 (1 pages)
    Page 1 of 1
Syria

Tineke Rooijakkers and Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. Central and Southwest Asia 2010

Encyclopedia entry

The Syrian Arab Republic, or Syria, lies in Southwest Asia and borders Lebanon and the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Israel to the southwest, Jordan to the south, Iraq to the east, and Turkey to the north. Its position between the eastern Mediterranean, the Iranian Plateau, and Central Asia has meant that, for centuries, Syria has been an important political and trading region that has influenced, and been influenced by, many cultures in the region. The capital of the country is the historical c

ANAT, Syria

Heike Weber

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. Central and Southwest Asia 2010

Encyclopedia entry

ANAT is a textile and clothing design firm that was founded in 1988 in Damascus, Syria. It was an initiative of a group of women who wanted to work and provide their families with extra income. The embroidery projects in Syria at the time were all connected to Palestinian political organizations. Disorganization and unprofessionalism led to the failure of similar enterprises as economically independent projects, and all of them needed to be sponsored by political organizations. ANAT’s challenge,

Druze Dress

Heike Weber and Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. Central and Southwest Asia 2010

Encyclopedia entry

The Druze are officially classed as a Muslim group and are believed to have been an off-shoot of the Ismaili sect of Islam. The belief system includes Gnostic and other philosophical concepts. There are believed to be about one million Druze worldwide in the early twenty-first century, the majority living in Syria, Lebanon, Israel, and Jordan. The Druze community is split into two groups. The largely secular majority are the al-Juhhal, “the ignorant,” which includes about 80 percent of the Druze

Back to top
Results showing
1 - 3 of 3 (1 pages)
Page 1 of 1