Baghdad: Pillow Makers

Date: 980-81

In his al-Risāla al-Baghdādiyya, al-Tawhidi (d. 1023) refers to al-namariq (pillows) that were made in Baghdad. He describes these pillows as being like yellow flowers that were scattered on the ground during drinking parties. See also: Weaver; Embroiderer; Tailor.

Citation: Al-Tawhidi, ʿAli ibn Muhammad Abu Hayyan. Al-Risāla al-Baghdādiyya, ed. Abbud Shalji (Cologne: Dar al-Jamal, 1997), p. 137.