Embroidery is a Damascene craft cope with our time

Embroidery is the art of decorating fabric or other materials by stitching designs using thread or yarn and a needle. Often, other materials such as metal strips, precious and semi-precious stones, and sequins are used to add to this decorative stitching technique.

The art of embroidery is one of the most ancient Syrian arts that spread to neighboring countries through commercial communication and travel. This art spread through the Syrian regions, decorating traditional clothes with drawings and geometric shapes, and reflecting the culture of Syrian capitals and the surrounding natural environment.


The Origin Of Embroidery Studies indicate that the art of embroidery goes back to the 16th century BC, and it is certain that Syrian embroidery was very popular in the Greek and Roman eras, because this craft was born in Syria and Damascus has been known as the city of crafts and the cradle of art in most of its eras. With time, embroidery became a handicraft that spread throughout the entire world.

The craftsmen worked on finding and creating new ways and methods of embroidery. This art is related to the patience of craftsmen and their desire to learn all the new patterns and drawings. In spite of the entry of mechanical embroidery machines to the textile industry in the world and in Syria at the beginning of the 20th century, manual embroidery still carries between its stitches the spirit of the artist craftsman unrivalled by any machine.


Lara Khouli