Thursday, June 01, 2006

Bras and the Ba'ath

"Hanging above souk stalls, other lingerie styles resort to gimmickry: they are festooned with blinking lights, or play soundbites from Egyptian pop songs or standards such as Old MacDonald had a farm. Damascus, the manufacturing capital of Syria's lingerie industry, exports its products to almost everywhere across the Arab world, from Libyan hairdressing salons to small-town malls in Saudi Arabia".

From an article by Malu Hasla in the New Statesman focus on Syria.

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