Letter: CUL Or.1080 J178

Letter CUL Or.1080 J178



Letter from Barakāt b. Khulayf to ʿArūs b. Yosef. In Judaeo-Arabic. Concerning a shipment of tartar and a report about the arrival of ships from the West (Spain and al-Mahdiyya). "Tartar (Ar. ṭartār, derived from the same medieval Greek word as the English) was another mordant, also coming to the capital of Egypt via Alexandria. A quantity of 200 jarwī (somewhat heavier than regular pounds), sent to the purplemaker ʿArūs b. Yosef in Fustat, cost 10 13/48 dinars, that is, approximately the same as gallnuts." Med Soc I, p. 405, n. 166 (on mordants, i.e., "liquids with which fabrics were saturated to hold the dyestuff"). Information from Goitein

CUL Or.1080 J178 1r




CUL Or.1080 J178 1v

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