Aleppo: Tailors

Date: c. 1671

In his description of a festival called the Zina, the Venetian traveller, Ambrosio Bembo (d. 1705), observed that each guild participated in a procession around the city dressed in costumes. The guild of tailors possessed a float carrying a tailor working on a robe.

Citation: Bembo, Ambrosio, The Travels and Journal of Ambrosio Bembo, trans. Clara Bargellini and edited and annotated by Anthony Welch (Berkeley and Los Angeles CA: University of California Press, 2007), p. 78.