This scarf was created in support of civilian victims of the Syrian Civil War and in support of UN Women For Peace
20% of all proceeds from the sale of this scarf goes towards UN Women For Peace
Material: Modal and Cashmere blend with eyelash fringes.
Size: 30' x 80″
Color: Blues and greens
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“For centuries, Aleppo was the Syrian region’s largest city and the Ottoman Empire’s third largest, after Constantinople and Cairo. It was Syria’s largest city and also one of the largest cities in the Levant before the advent of the Syrian Civil War. Aleppo is an ancient metropolis, and one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world."
"The City’s significance in history has been its location at one end of the Silk Road, which passed through central Asia and Mesopotamia. When the Suez Canal was inaugurated in 1869, trade was diverted to sea and Aleppo began its slow decline. At the fall of the Ottoman Empire after WWI, Aleppo ceded its northern hinterland to modern Turkey, as well as the important railway connecting it to Mosul. In the 1940s, it lost its main access to the sea, Antioch and Alexandretta
also to Turkey. Finally, the isolation of Syria in the past few decades further exacerbated the situation. This decline may have helped to preserve the old city of Aleppo, its medieval architecture and traditional heritage. It won the title of the “Islamic Capital of Culture 2006”, and has had a wave of successful restorations of its historic landmarks. Since the battle of Aleppo started in 2012, the city has suffered massive destruction and has been the worst hit city in Syria’s Civil War.”