Date: 903-904

Al-Hilal al-Sabiʾ (d. 1056) in his Kitāb al-Wuzarāʾ records the imperial budget for 291 (903-904) in Baghdad. The craftsmen listed in this document include carpenters (najjār) … read more


Date: 2021

A short report details the activities of Hasnaa Dharib, one of the few female carpenters in Basra. She learned the craft from her husband, and the two established the Hasnaa Factory in … read more


Date: 836 and later

The historian and geographer al-Yaʿqubi (d. 897-98), records the creation of the new city of Samarra by caliph al-Muʿtasim (r. 833-42). Al-Yaʿqubi writes the caliph brought artisans … read more