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From Syria to Jerusalem: a fabric shop in the old city
25 July 2017
Bilal Abu Khalaf is a merchant of textiles imported from Syria to dress Christians, Jews and Muslims religious and lay people.
Bilal Abu Khalaf is not an actor who is getting ready to play a scene of an old movie, but a merchant from Jerusalem who habitually wears some of the clothes he sells in his store of fine fabrics in Jerusalem's Old City.
BILAL ABU KHALAF
"After my father died, I decided to manage the store alone. I bought this building on Muristan Road and I decided to dedicate it to the fabrics and to the heritage of the three monotheistic religions. I imported from Syria the typical fabrics used for male and female traditional clothes, and also those used for Christian, Muslim, and [...]