Damascus: Inlayers of Swords

Date: c. 1990

Damascene artisans were inlaid swords, old and new, with gold inlay. See also: Blacksmith; Goldsmith; Inlay worker.

Citation: Kalter, Johannes, “Urban Handicrafts”, in Kalter, Johannes, Margareta Pavaloi, and Maria Zerrnickel, eds. The Arts and Crafts of Syria: Collection Antoine Touma and Linden-Museum Stuttgart (London and New York: Thames and Hudson, 1992), pp. 64-66.