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Secret Life of Syrian Lingerie: Intimacy and Design by Malu Halasa Online



Secret Life of Syrian Lingerie: Intimacy and Design

Secret Life of Syrian Lingerie: Intimacy and Design

  • Title: Secret Life of Syrian Lingerie: Intimacy and Design
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  • ISBN : 9780811864589
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 176 pages


The most outrageous and exuberant lingerie in the world comes from a place you d probably 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 Well known across the Middle Eastin Syria the lingerie forms an important part of the folk tradition The most outrageous and exuberant lingerie in the world comes from a place you d probably 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 Well known across the Middle Eastin 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


Author Malu Halasa




Secret Life of Syrian Lingerie: Intimacy and Design Reviews (15)

  • This book is largely made up of photographs, interspersed with interviews and short essays The author provides a glimpse into Syrian women s lives, and the complexity of women s position there On the one hand, women face many forms of repression, particularly of their sexuality Yet in other arenas t [..]

  • Such an earnest look at this odd pocket of fashion I kept trying to read the essay that launches the book, but the almost scholarly prose just couldn t quite hold my attention But you have to read it or at least some of it to make any sense of the photos that fill the book, in all their full color f [..]

  • An enjoyable look at the many roles lingerie has in the Middle East. [..]

  • Wow, this stuff is out there Feathers and Tweety Birds and toy mobile phones that play Old MacDonald had a Farm , rabbits with ears that you can pull and the rabbit lights up and plays a tune It s fun rather than sexy , I guess.The interviews and essays were interesting A look at sexuality in Syria, [..]

  • A fascinating look at an primarily Islam country affection for trashy lingerie Book is filled with interviews and essays by Syrian men women about the role lingerie has in a marriage The women do not buy this lingerie before marriage A common theme thru the book is that the lingerie is very importan [..]

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