Abu Ahmad glass factory, Damascus,Syria

Sometimes at nights I’m looking at my glass necklace and it reminds me about the glassblowers in Damascus. I wonder what has happened to those people. Life is so vulnerable – it’s like a piece of glass. Few months ago I saw few pieces of ancient roman glass in Old city of Jerusalem and they survived after all that years!

When I went to Abu Ahmad glass factory  in Damascus workers invited me to see how they prepared glass with the glassblowing technique. People were very kind and they suggested a cup of tea. This is very common in the countries in the Middle East. I saw so many interesting things in that factory and I bought few Glass pendant necklaces. I will never forget that factory. It reminds me of the good old times where there was Peace in Damascus.

Glass blowig

\ Glass blowing

Preparing the glass

Preparing the glass

Young glassblower in Abu Ahmad glass factory, Damascus

Young glassblower in Abu Ahmad glass factory, Damascus

Preparing the glass

Preparing the glass

A bedouin woman and her son break the glass in small pieces, they didn't have masks to protect their eyes

A bedouin woman and her son break the glass in small pieces, they didn’t wear masks to protect their eyes

Glass factory during the night, Damascus, Syria

Glass factory during the night, Damascus, Syria

Work from glass, Glass factory damascus

Work from glass, Glass factory Damascus

Works of grass, factory, Damascus

Works from glass, factory, Damascus

Me in Glass factory, Damascus, 2012

Me in Glass factory, Damascus, 2012

Abu Ahmad Glass factory, damascus, 2011

Abu Ahmad Glass factory, Damascus, 2011

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9 thoughts on “Abu Ahmad glass factory, Damascus,Syria

  1. Do you happen to have a telephone number to this glass factory? Or to one of the owners? We are looking for any contact to Syrian glass blowers who want to leave their country because of the civil war or have already fled to Europe. Their skill is here in Northern Europe in demand. So they are very welcome. In case you can help we would be very grateful as it is very complex for us to scan incoming refugee lists for people with this skill. Kind regards Thilo Mast

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