Ibshir Pasha’s Waqf or endowment in Aleppo is a special place indeed. It is not a single building but multiple buildings. It’s more like a commercial complex: It has Khans and Kaesaryas. The Kaysareya is to produce textile, purchasing it and the khan a wholesale trade building with accommodation for traders. In addition to a small nice mosque and the coffee shop – but what a coffee shop. This coffee shop is not like any other place in the Arab world; not in Turkey or Iran one find similar as this coffee shop is constructed from several domes with columns.
Like a big cinema nowadays, they drank coffee and watched shadow theater called Karakuz and listened to the storyteller.