Coracle Makers


Date: 1951-58

Wilfred Thesiger (d. 2003), reports that circular coracles (known in Arabic as quffa) were commonly employed in Baghdad, and as far south on the Euphrates … read more

Suq al-Shuyuk

Date: 1951-58

According to Wilfred Thesiger (d. 2003), coracles (known in Arabic as zaima) were made from qasab reeds around Suq al-Shuyuk. Thesiger describes the process of forming these … read more