Date: mid-twelfth century
In his Nuzhat al-mushtāq fi ikhtirāq al-afāq, al-Idrisi (d. 1164) notes that in Qarqub clothing for the sultan was made from brocade and other expensive materials. See also: Brocade Maker; Weaver; Dyer.
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), pp. 396-97.