Date: c. 1671

In his description of a festival called the Zina, the Venetian traveller, Ambrosio Bembo (d. 1705), observed that each guild participated in a procession around the city dressed in costumes. The guild of tailors … read more


Date: c. 1400

In his biography of Timur (d. 1405; known in European sources as Tamerlane), Ibn ʿArabshah notes that the ruler ‘took from Damascus learned men and craftsmen and all who excelled in any art.’ His list of craftsmen includes tailors. Timur ordered that the … read more