Damascus: Textile Polishers
Date: Twelfth to sixteenth centuries
The daqqāqīn were the artisans who polished the fabrics after they had been woven. These artisans had a market not far from the dār al-biṭṭīkh. Information is drawn from the work of Ibn ʿAsakir (d. 1176), al-Nuʿaymi (d. 1521), al-Hadi (d. 1503), and al-Almawi (d. 1573). See also: Tarboosh Polishers
Citation: Elisséeff, Nikita. “Corporations de Damas sous Nūr al-Dīn: Matériaux pour une topographie économique de Damas au XIIe siècle”, Arabica 3.1 (1956): p. 67.