Ajikbash House, located in the extra mural Judayda quarter, was built in the eighteenth century by Qara Ali. It was then bought by Ajak Basha and renamed after him. in the later half of the twentieth century, the Syrian Directorate-General of Antiquities and Museums acquired and renovated the house and converted it into the Museum of Folk Traditions.
The house is entered through an unassuming portal on the street. Behind the entrance portal is a grand iwan that opens onto the central courtyard. Like the nearby Ghazala House, the courtyard windows are intricately carved with geometric and floral patterns.
Bayt Ajikbash was badly damaged during the Syrian Civil War.1
Syrian Directorate-General of Antiquities and Museums, Interactive Map of Conflicted Archaeological Sites. http://www.dgam.gov.sy [Accessed 5 February 2018].
Al-Homsi, Fayez. Old Aleppo, 126-128. Damascus: Ministry of Culture and National Heritage Publishing, 1983.