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The Secret Life of Syrian Lingerie: Intimacy and Design


Paperback (with sleeve): 175 pages
Publisher: Chronicle Books (2008)
Dimensions: 21.8 x 17 x 2 cm
ISBN: 978-0-8118-6458-9

Malu Halasa and Rana Salam invite you to take a peek into ‘The Secret Life of Syrian Lingerie’, a world of racy attire of which little is known in the West. Syrian lingerie is widely popular apparel across the Middle East and it’s over the top style can be encountered at almost every shop or market. This book invites you into the world of these intimates which are often adorned with unconventional materials ranging from mobile phones, faux fur, miniature feathered birds and much more. Intimates which blink, sing, vibrate and flash lights and form an important aspect of weddings and marriage. Far from being a book about female oppression, it is a fun and playful catalogue of words and images speaking frankly about sex and marriage from voices rarely heard outside of the Middle East.

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