Date: mid-twelfth century
In his Nuzhat al-mushtāq fi ikhtirāq al-afāq, al-Idrisi (d. 1164) refers to embroidered clothes produced for the sultan in Barthun, and carrying an inscription reading ‘made in Barthun.’ Similar embroidered garments were made in Basna and Kaliwan and also carried inscriptions naming the place of manufacture. See also: Weaver; Dyer, Tailor; Brocade Maker.
Citation: Al-Idrisi, Abu ʿAbd Allah Muhammad ibn Muhammad al-Sharif. Kitāb Nuzhat al-mushtāq fi-ikhtirāq al-afāq (Cairo: Maktabat al-Thaqafa al-Diniyeh, 2002), p. 397.