Date: Twentieth century

Jean-Claude David notes that until recent times jewellers in Aleppo tended to be Christians or Jews. This confessional affiliation was also seen in some aspects of the manufacture and sale of textiles … read more


Date: c.1890-1906

The Dictionary of Damascene Crafts claims that the best jewellers were the Christians working in the market near the Umayyad Mosque. They employed a crucible, bellows, and what might be a soldering iron for the … read more