Date: 1909

Photograph taken by Gertrude Bell in 1909 shows a dyeing workshop established in the apse of a ruined church near Khan al-Wazir … read more


Date: 1741-62

In his chronicle, the Damascene barber, Shihab al-Din Ahmad ibn Budayr (d. after 1762), records the obituary of Ahmad al-Baba. This man was the head of the guild of dyers … read more


Date: 1905

Photograph taken by Gertrude Bell in 1905 shows a dyer’s workshop at the entrance of the market (sūq). Batches of dyed thread can be seen hanging from the front of the roof of the building … read more