Shanasheel is one of the rare architectural designs, “the hanging silk.” This style of house was first found in the 1800s and early twentieth century. People first popularized this style in the city of Basra. This design depends greatly on wood and colored glass. After it became popular in Basra the design began to be used first in Baghdad and then in most Arabic countries. The Shanasheel design has been especially popular because it helps the house to stay cool in the Summer, while keeping warm in the Winter.

This page is dedicated to photography, and the name is taken from Shanasheel because they have very artistic designs that give the streets of the city that special look that make it so unique.