Daraa: High prices of bedroom furnishing shatter young men’s dreams of marriage

Daraa – Halim Muhammad

In its place of remaining thrilled about obtaining married quickly, Walid (aged 33) has been fearful that he will not be capable to invest in bedroom household furniture ahead of his wedding working day. 

Walid instructed Enab Baladi that he could not find the money for the cost of a new bed room established and resorted to 2nd-hand furnishings to lower charges.   

“I searched for new bedroom furnishings and was surprised with its high charges, with the least expensive value amounting to one and a 50 {6b977529af4b490fe19a3f85472c6203ccfa467a56646e317a890c6580e8b827} million Syrian lbs . (about 430 US pounds), Walid reported.

He included that he experienced no thought about the surge in home furniture rates until eventually he determined to get married and checked house furnishings’ costs.

Inevitably, Walid acquired a made use of bed room set at 800 thousand Syrian lbs . (nearly 230 US dollars).

Twenty-five-year-aged Yousef was not as fortunate as Walid, for his fiance’s spouse and children refused the plan of purchasing 2nd-hand bedroom furnishings, which compelled him to invest in new home furniture at the cost of two and a half million Syrian pounds (725 US dollars). 

Yousef instructed Enab Baladi that his fiancé’s relatives considers the bedroom the “wife’s kingdom” and an important component of relationship needs that will have to be designed of unique wooden.  

“However, the the vast majority of marriage bedroom sets exhibited in household furniture markets are manufactured from terrible wood and offered at highly-priced price ranges,” Yousef said.

Iman, a twenty-eight-calendar year-outdated girl who has been married for 3 yrs, instructed Enab Baladi, “The wedding day bedroom is the commencing of a new marital existence that need to mirror the couple’s shared style and improve their bond.”   

Iman, like Walid and Yousef, spoke to Enab Baladi on the situation of anonymity for protection reasons, and said, “House furnishings, which includes that of the bed room, give a perception of renovation to any relationship. For that reason, one ought to buy the very best wedding bed room set no matter of its cost and decide on it thoroughly, for it is a extremely unique and personal put for the freshly wedded few.”   

“Still, the pair can concur on a bed room set reasonably priced by the groom and get a much better just one in scenario of fiscal improvement if the two partners have faith in their relationship,” Iman included.  

The drop of the household furniture production profession 

Abu Umran, a forty-some thing-year-aged furniture maker and vendor in Daraa’s western countryside, advised Enab Baladi, “Used household furniture has two sources, possibly looting or outdated home furniture markets. Looted furnishings is bought at decreased rates than second-hand home furnishings.” 

Abu Umran attributed the hike in new bed room furniture to the amplified rate of wood pieces and the shortage of good top quality wood. 

According to Abu Umran, the town of Darayya in Damascus countryside was one particular of the main marketplaces for bedroom sets creating in the southern region, but the bombing of the town and the displacement of its residents afflicted the career of high-quality home furnishings carpentry.

He extra that merchants invest in second-hand bedroom sets, fix them if essential, and paint them to give the spark of new furnishings.

Some individuals in Daraa who are unable to afford to get new or old bedroom sets invest in items of home furniture confined to the mattress and the closet to lessen the significant prices. 

In Daraa, a bride’s dowry is paid in two phases (the advance and deferred dowry). A residence furnishing is regarded to be component of the upfront dowry paid out by the groom to the bride and is a marital suitable to the spouse.  

The furnishings producing craft is practiced in all rural places in Daraa governorate and offers necessary pieces of furnishings to rural households, which include picket boxes and closets.  

Like the rest of the Syrians in distinct pieces of the country, Daraa residents are enduring dire living conditions manifested by declined acquiring electric power, devaluation of the Syrian pound, and mounted and very low salaries of 60 thousand Syrian pounds (17 US pounds) for government staff. 

Beneath this kind of disorders, Syrian younger males are unsuccessful to help save money to pay back for marriage charges, which contain securing a residence, obtaining home furniture, and spending the dowry and wedding fees. These needs and other people are forcing young adult males in Syria to discard the thought of marriage.