My friends have been telling me about this book called “The Secret Life of Syrian Lingerie.” sooo naturally, I checked it out..Who wouldn’t with a title like THAT!
..well the pictures speak for themselves…
According to an article by the BBC,
“Forthright displays of the some world’s kinkiest “leisure wear” have long been a feature of Syrian souks – though many tourists don’t notice the crotchless knickers and PVC French maid outfits among the more traditional inlaid backgammon sets and textiles. It stems from the Syrian tradition for brides-to-be to be given a trousseau of exotic underwear – sometimes dozens of items – usually by girlfriends, aunties and cousins, to add spice to their wedding nights, honeymoons and beyond.”
The Syrians take lingerie to a whoollleee new level..
Tweetie bird? Cell phones? Butterflies?
Needless to say, I bought five copies of the book for all of my girlfriends back home. hahah Cultural education at its finest I’d say!