Souq ash-Shouna: "Traditional crafts" Top 5 Page for this destination Aleppo Shopping Tip by TheWanderingCamel

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by TheWanderingCamel

A vaulted stone passage to the left of the cafes outside the main souq leads you to the Souq ash-Shouna, Aleppo's designated handicraft souq. As well as the usual array of handicrafts on sale, there are workshops where you can watch artisans at their craft -weaving, making musical instruments and so on as well as shops selling an array of impressive metalwork, antique jewellery, traditional embroidered dresses and more. Prices are perhaps a little higher than you may pay elsewhere, but the quality is assured.

What to buy: Lovely textiles, intricate traditional wedding head-dresses, the most impressive door knockers (pity you can't buy a wonderful old Aleppine door to go with them),

Directions: Across the road from the Citadel and to the left.
Theme: Local Craft

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 13, 2005
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