Aleppo: Wool Weavers

Date: 1934

Mechanical looms were becoming increasingly important in Syria in the 1920s. Anecdotal reports indicate that 300 handlooms for woollen cloth were operating in Aleppo in 1934 (cf. 100 in 1926 and 620 in 1913). See also: Lace Maker; Cotton Weaver; Silk Weaver.

Citation: Hakim, George, “Industry”, in Himadeh, Saʿid B., ed., Economic Organization of Syria (Beirut: The American Press, 1936. Reprinted New York: AMS Press, 1973, pp. 153-54.