Date: 1930s

Traditional tanneries were disappearing in Syria in the 1920s and 1930s, though some remained in Aleppo. The tanning industry relied largely on local livestock, mostly sheep and goat, though the hides of cows, buffalo, and camel were also processed. Tanned hides … read more


Date: Twelfth to sixteenth centuries

The tanners operated in an area outside of the walls of the Old City, near Bāb Tūma. There was a mosque in the vicinity of the tanneries. Information is drawn from the work of Ibn ʿAsakir (d. 1176) and al-Almawi (d. 1573) … read more