Aleppo: Makers of Overcoats

Date: c. 1840

Sir John Bowring (d. 1872) notes that the sheep wool from the Aleppo region was manufactured into yarn to make surtouts (overcoats for men). See also: Producer of Sheep Wool; Maker of Stockings.

Citation: Bowring, John. Report on the Commercial Statistics of Syria (London: Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, 1840. Reprinted: New York: Arno Press, 1973), p. 15.