Lingerie forms part of popular wedding traditions in Syria: If a groom does not
buy undergarments for his wife-to-be,
then his or her mother will!
This book, co-edited by Rana Salam and Malu Halasa, reveals the largely unknown and unexplored racy lingerie culture of Syria. In this vibrant, homegrown fashion industry, all tastes are catered for – whether gadgetry – blinking lights and pop music sound loops – or sugary sweets – candy panties and chocolate hearts filled with G-strings. Through striking photo-essays and interviews, Editors Rana Salam and Malu Halasa provide an intimate peek and rummage through Syrian lingerie drawers – pure discovery for the mind and eye.