Date: Nineteenth to early twentieth centuries

N. L. Kotlov reports that in the first half of the nineteenth century there were 12,000 looms operating in Baghdad, but that by the early twentieth century this had … read more


Date: 985-91

In his Aḥsan al-taqāsīm fi maʿrifat al-aqālīm, al-Muqaddasi (d. 991) mentions that he saw al-khaz made in Basra. Al-khaz is a type of cloth that is woven from wool and … read more