Practices and craftsmanship associated with the Damascene…Syrian Arab Republic
Representative List 2019
EN: Planting the Damas rose in October by digging a medium depth hole and placing a seed. Farmers surround the seed with dirt and support the area on three sides until the roots hold together.
EN: Farmers attend to their rose bushes throughout the winter and protect them from insects and pests.
EN: Family members out in the fields pick the roses in the early morning taking their lunch and drink to work.
EN: The women sort the crop where the buds are separated from the petals.
EN: Older women prepare the rose jam while the younger women cann the jam.
EN: The distillation of the roses through copper distilleries called Alkirkh placed over a fire after adding water to the petals and waiting for the boil. Rose water is then placed in vials until it is ready for use.
EN: Buds are placed in a wide and open place to be well mitigated and later used in herbal medicines to be sold to store owners at the old Buzuriyah souk.
EN: Rose is considered the most important maize products from the medical, cosmetic and food products for its health benefits, consumed by Syrians, generation after generation.
EN: Residents of Al Marah village hold an annual festival to celebrate the Damask rose harvest with the attendance of civil societies and governmental officials, honouring the farmers and bearers of the element who sing along to song during the harvest.
EN: RThe Damask rose, a national and cultural heritage symbol.