Al-Adam: Silk Weavers

Date: 1830s

In a village near Damascus Thomas Skinner (d. 1843) saw silk weavers twisting coloured silk threads alongside the roads. See also: Cotton weaver; Wool merchant; Brocade maker.

Citation: Skinner, Thomas, Adventures during a Journey overland to India, by Way of Egypt, Syria and the Holy Land (London: Richard Bentley, 1836), I, p. 323.