Damascus: Yarn Spinners

Arabic: ghuzūlī

Date: 1927

Louis Massignon records the existence of spinners of yarn in Damascus in 1927. He writes that these women would sell their yarn to weavers (pl. nassājīn). See also: Silk weavers; Wool weavers; Wool merchants; Spinners.

Citation: Massignon, Louis. “La structure du travail à Damas en 1927: Type d’enquête sociographique”, Cahiers Internationaux de Sociologie 15 (1953), p. 47.