Shoe Makers


Date: 1930s

Factories had been established for the manufacture of shoes, but much of the craft was still practised in traditional workshops. Damascus was said to have 2,000 shoe makers employing 4-5,000 young artisans, and Aleppo … read more


Date: c. 1807

Spanish traveler Domingo Francisco Jorge Badía y Leblich (d. 1818), better known by his pseudonym Ali Bey al Abbasi, observes that shoe makers occupy a great number of shops … read more