When I was in Damascus I spent a lot of time in the thread souq- I puchased these skeins of rayon thread for hand quilting with big stitches. These skeins weigh 200 gms and the colours are luscious. I wished I could have brought home more, but my suitcase was seriously weight challenged as it was with workshop materials and quilts.I have a serious thread collection for both machine and hand stitching. These skeins of rayon are usually used for making tassels.
I also love kitchen gadgets- and the gadget placed on the thread is a falafel maker with a hole in the middle.