Armanaz: Potters

Date: Thirteenth century

The geographer, Yaqut al-Hamawi (d. 1229) reports that the potters operating at this town, five farāsikh (approximately 30 km) from Aleppo, were well known for the quality of their cooking pots (qidr) and drinking cups (shurbāt). The vessels were red in colour and excellent in quality.

Citation: Yaqut al-Hamawi, Jacut’s geographische Wörterbuch (Kitāb al-Muʿjam al-buldān), ed. Ferdinand Wüstenfeld (Leipzig: F. A. Brockhaus, 1866-73), I: p. 217.

See also: Milwright, Marcus. “Pottery in written Sources of the Ayyubid-Mamluk Period (c.567-923/1171-1517)”, Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 62.3 (1999): p. 506.