Baghdad: Mantle Makers

Date: Before 1888

In his account of the town of Haʾil, Charles Doughty (d. 1926) records that mantles were imported from Baghdad and Jauf, and that none were made in the town itself. See also: Cloak Maker; Textile Merchant; Embroiderer; Gold and Silver Thread Manufacturer; Embroiderer with Silver Wire.

Citation: Doughty, Charles, Travels in Arabia Deserta (London, 1888. Reprinted in one volume, New York: Random House, 1936), II, pp. 20-21.

Also: Milwright, Marcus. Islamic Arts and Crafts: An Anthology (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2017), p. 88.