In a Refugee’s Bags, Memories of Home
Original story at nytimes.com• 4 mentions • 6 months ago
nytimes.com 6 months ago
As family members huddled around the television, watching images of burned buildings in Qaraqosh, Ms. Mosaky brought out a folkloric wraparound dress she had recently sewn. Over four months she had embroidered Qaraqosh’s heritage against a bold background of red-and-black checked fabric: images of the church of St. Mary al-Tahira and the nearby monastery of Mar Behnam, the city’s agricultural fields, the traditional wedding dance. On one corner was her name in Arabic. In the other, “Bakhdida,” the name of Qaraqosh in her native Syriac language. “When I knew that we were going to travel, I thought that it was ...