Aleppo the city our rugs are made, Chapter 1

When you think of the Orient the perfumes of Aleppo come to mind, reminding us of one of the oldest cities in the world with roots extending deep back into the history of the Samarians, Akadians, Ayyubids, Romans and Byzantines and finally the Islamic Arab civilisation which has had profound influens on the culture and fabric of Aleppo society.

The formidable Citadel, just 5 miles away from our factory, is situated on a steep hill in the centre of the old city, is a symbol of extraordinary human acheivement.In addition the wealth of mosques and churches, monastories, shools, khans and the old city itself are witness to the past greatness and prosperity of its people.

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