Aleppo: Makers of Robes

Date: Eleventh or twelfth century?

A document in the Geniza archive in Cairo records a trip taken by a merchant from Alexandria. He was robbed during the trip and, in his words, left only wearing an Aleppo robe. Shlomo Goitein remarks that this was probably made from cotton. See also: Cotton Weaver; Silk Weaver.

Citation: Goitein, Shlomo Dov, A Mediterranean Society. The Jewish Communities of the World as portrayed in the Documents of the Cairo Geniza (Berkeley and London: University of California Press, 1967-88. Reprinted in paperback, 1999); IV, p. 170; V, p. 524.