Artisan Ghannam Al-Farra , said that he produces all kinds of fur, including clothing and outfits to homes and some tourist and heritage buildings. "Our work mainly needs summer heat and drought for the leather to be manufactured", he added.

Ziad Al-Hussein, who owns a store for fur products, says that after washing the skin with salt and alum and sterilizing it, the leather passes through a handy machine to soften and clean it and  increase its whiteness , as a prelude to sewing it, whether furniture or clothing. "Our profession is usually active on holidays and on different occasions when people offer sacrifices, as large numbers of skins are available for customization, he clarified.

Dr. Abdel-Rahman Al-Bitar,  Head of the Historical Society in Homs, said that the Fur Market is part of the group of organized heritage markets, as the markets were distributed according to each , trade and craft, indicating that each craft has its own market that reflects one of the methods of civilization development that characterize Arab cities, noting that "Al-Furwatiyeh" is an important market that attracts many visitors, especially the people of the villages and Al-Badia, "the desert" 

Al-Bitar pointed out that the market was built in the late nineteenth century, where the markets had an inspector supervising them in all respects and managing their administrative and legal affairs and each profession had a sheikh called "Sheikh al-Kar", the profession master.


Amal Farhat