Damascus: Leather Slipper Makers

Date: c. 1906

Henry Van Dyke (d. 1933) reports seeing the shops selling slippers in red and yellow leather. See also: Maker of Clogs (qabāqibī); Cobbler; Tanner; Currier.

Citation: Van Dyke, Henry. Out of Doors in the Holy Land: Impressions of Travel in Body and Spirit, Outdoor Essays IV (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1908, reprinted 1920), pp. 289-90.