According to Wilfred Thesiger (d. 2003), Basra was one of the centres for Sabaean communities, along with Baghdad, Suq al-Shuyuk, and Amara. He notes that they were famous as silverworkers in these places. He See also: Goldsmith; Inlayer; Brassworker; Jeweller.
Citation: Wilfred Thesiger, The Marsh Arabs (London: The Folio Society, 2004. First edition: London: Longman, 1964), p. 105.