Kafr Tab: Pottery Making

Date: Fourteenth century

Kafr Tab is described by the geographer and historian, Abu al-Fidaʾ (d. 1331) as a town so small that it could be classed as a village. Located between Hama and Antakiyya, the settlement is known for producing glazed earthenware that are exported to surrounding regions.

Citation: Abu al-Fidaʾ, Imad al-Din Ismaʿil b. ʿAli, Géographie d’Aboul Fédâ (Taqwīm al-buldān), ed. Joseph Reinaud and Hippolyte Jouy (Paris, 1829), p. 263.

See also: Milwright, Marcus. “Pottery in written Sources of the Ayyubid-Mamluk Period (c.567-923/1171-1517)”, Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 62.3 (1999): p. 506.