Damascus: Makers of Cord and Twine
Date: c. 1840
Sir John Bowring (d. 1872) notes that hemp was cultivated in Damascus. This was manufactured into types of cord and twine. See also: Cultivator of Hemp; Rope Maker.
Citation: Bowring, John. Report on the Commercial Statistics of Syria (London: Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, 1840. Reprinted: New York: Arno Press, 1973), p. 18.