THE SECRET LIFE OF SYRIAN LINGERIE
I recently bought this book as a gift about the most outrageous lingerie in the world coming from a place one would never expect: Syria!
Adorned with everything from faux fur artificial flowers and feathered birds to plastic toy cell phones these intimates flash lights play music even vibrate. In Syria the lingerie forms an important part of the folk tradition around trousseaus and weddings—it is openly displayed in the markets and souks.
Authors Malu Halasa and Rana Salam have brought together a diverse and dramatic collection of photography and writing including the voices of Syrian women celebrating this little-known niche of fashion design in all its playful glory. The book also celebrates other design aspects of Syria from traditional textiles, imagery of women in traditional illustrations, prints and popular packaging.