Cotton Weavers


Date: 1750s-1770s

Vast numbers of people were employed in the weaving of cotton, with looms being located in large factories as well as in private houses. The cotton thread was spun largely by women … read more


Date: fourteenth century

The weaving of cotton in Damascus was a craft passed from father to son. Sold in well-ordered and stocked shops in the city, Damascene cotton was highly sought after by foreigners … read more


Date: 1932-33

The principal product of the cotton weavers of the city is dīmā. 174,000 pieces were produced in 1932 and 202,000 in the following year … read more