“In Syria, clotheslines are more than mere strings on which clothes hang—they are culture and tradition; they are etiquette; they carry a mother’s scent and the aroma of laurel soap; they narrate all kinds of tales about next door neighbours and make known who’s the tidier wife; they announce the arrival of a baby and whispers of wedding nights.”

–Ghada Alatrash, May 2016, “Stripped to the Bone:  Portraits of Syrian Women”