French Demand for Syrian Soap Keeps an Ancient Art Alive

Samir Constantini would have been born in France, but his Syrian mother insisted on traveling back home to Damascus just to give birth.

Even though Constantini grew up in France, he never lost his affinity for his parents’ culture, including a love for an ancient household staple — Aleppo soap. Continue reading French Demand for Syrian Soap Keeps an Ancient Art Alive

In Syria’s Yarmuk, Artists Paint Amid the Ruins

Not far from his destroyed home in Syria’s Yarmuk camp for Palestinian refugees, 21-year-old Abdallah Al-Harith dabs bright red paint onto a canvas standing amid the grey ruins.

Last week, he was among 12 young artists to set up their easels in the once-crowded camp turned Damascus suburb, now largely abandoned after seven years of civil war. Continue reading In Syria’s Yarmuk, Artists Paint Amid the Ruins

Giving Form to the Stories of Syrian Refugee Children

Syrian-American artist Essma Imady is hopping from one major Minnesota art museum to another this year, closing up an incredible exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) in June and curating a one-day exhibition and event at the Walker Art Center this month. Continue reading Giving Form to the Stories of Syrian Refugee Children

125 Companies Participate In Monthly Shopping Festival “Made In Syria” In Aleppo

The 68th round of monthly shopping festival “Made in Syria” kicked off on Sunday evening with the participation of 125 companies from several provinces. Continue reading 125 Companies Participate In Monthly Shopping Festival “Made In Syria” In Aleppo