Tent Makers


Date: 1750s-1770s

The tent makers of Aleppo are claimed to have unrivalled skill in their craft. Tents from Aleppo were sent to the sultan in Istanbul, as well as to senior officials in the Ottoman court … read more


Date: 1870s

Discussing the market in Damascus that sold good to those about to undertake the annual pilgrimage (ḥajj), Charles Doughty (d. 1926) notes that tent makers were responsible for making and mending tents. They … read more