Aleppo: Felt Makers

Date: 1870s

Discussing the market in Damascus that sold good to those about to undertake the annual pilgrimage (ḥajj), Charles Doughty (d. 1926) mentions that thick felt blankets from Aleppo were laid over the back of the camel before the addition of the palanquin. See also: Maker of Felt Floor Coverings; Producer of Sheep Wool; Palanquin Maker (muḥāyirī).

Citation: Doughty, Charles, Travels in Arabia Deserta (London, 1888. Reprinted in one volume, New York: Random House, 1936), p. 41.