Aleppo: Shoe Makers
Factories had been established for the manufacture of shoes, but much of the craft was still practised in traditional workshops. Damascus was said to have 2,000 shoe makers employing 4-5,000 young artisans, and Aleppo was believed to have similar numbers. Nineteen tons of shoes were exported from Syria in 1934 (compared with a high of 142 tons in 1931). See also: Tanner; Currier; Makers of Clogs.
Citation: Hakim, George, “Industry”, in Himadeh, Saʿid B., ed., Economic Organization of Syria (Beirut: The American Press, 1936. Reprinted New York: AMS Press, 1973, pp. 163-64, table XXIX.