Aleppo: Ebony Workers

Date: Late twelfth century

Arabic: qarnasiyya
Traveller Ibn Jubayr reports that the city of Aleppo was home to a craft that was dedicated to working with ebony

Citation: Ibn Jubayr, The Travels of Ibn Jubayr, trans. Ronald Broadhurst, London, Jonathan Cape, 1952.
Also discussed in: Auld, Sylvia, 2009: ‘The Minbar of Nur al-Din in context’, in Robert Hillenbrand & Sylvie Auld, eds, Ayyubid Jerusalem: The Holy City in Context, 1187-1250, London, Altajir Trust, p. 72