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Practices and Craftsmanship Associated with the Damascene Rose in Al-Mrah


Language: English

The practices and craftsmanship associated with the Damascene rose include medical, nutritional and cosmetic functions. The Damascene Rose begins to bloom in May, when the picking commences and the annual festival kicks off. Farmers and their families handpick the roses and then sort the rose buds together for making tea. The women of the village make rose syrup, jam and pastries, and apothecaries sell the dried Damascene Rose for its numerous medicinal benefits. The festival is attended in large numbers and is a testament to the element’s unfading cultural significance for its bearers.


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Topics and Tags
Place/region: Al-Mrah, Syria, Southwest Asia
Series: 2019 inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
Duration:
Production and personalities:
Director: Nedal Alabdullah, Salim Chalhoub, Abdulaziz Shwiky
Participant: Dina Al-Asaad
Publisher: Syria Trust for Development
Producer: Talal Moualla
Published in:
Rights: Syria Trust for Development
 

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Original: Video.MP4
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: SYNAV-2019-CLTITH-RL-0136900015
Source ref.: DOC:0136900007 ; CAND:01369
Rights holder: UNESCO ; Syria Trust for Development