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Crafts in Syria

Traditional Syrian woodwork (Photo Shutterstock)
Syrian vases

In the past, Aleppo and Damascus were on the Silk Road. Silk is still sold in the souks, and silk and other garments are still made in small factories and homes, as is embroidery, although in family settings and not on a large scale. Two other main crafts are still practised in Syria: jewellery making from silver and gold and marquetry.

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