Baghdad: Potters

Date: Early nineteenth century

John Lewis Burckhardt (d. 1817) contrasts the pottery from the area of pottery workshops, known as Muʿamala, in Mecca with those produced in Upper Egypt and Baghdad. He describes pottery made from these latter locations as being beautiful and incredibly light and slim. See also: Glazed-Pottery Manufacturer; Earthenware Vessel Maker; Collector of Clay.

Citation: Burckhardt, John Lewis. Travels in Arabia, comprehending an Account of those Territories in Hedjaz which the Mohammedans regard as sacred (London: Henry Colburn, 1829. Reprinted London: Frank Cass, 1968), pp. 123-24.

Also: Milwright, Marcus. Islamic Arts and Crafts: An Anthology (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2017), p. 117.