The number of looms increased from 87,190 in 1890 to 154,600 in 1900.
Some 73,000 looms are also represented.
Large quantities of the coco-nut fibre are woven in heavy looms, then cut up into various sizes, and finally bound round the edges by a kind of rope made from the same material.
Under Justinian a monopoly of the trade and manufacture was reserved to the emperor, and looms, worked by women, were set up within the imperial palace at Constantinople.
Modern looms for the manufacture of woollens were introduced in 1861 and of cotton goods in 1874.