This Suq used to be located a few steps directly east of the Bazaar, and could be accessed through a narrow alley. It is also located at the southern end of Suq al-Lahhamin (Butchers’ Market). It formed an entrance to the Syriac neighborhood, and a small Suq composed of a few shops producing straw floor mats of all types and sizes, as well as bamboo baskets, in beautiful designs and colorful plant motifs. The Suq was active and prosperous until the early 1970s when this traditional industry shrank in Jerusalem, moving to other Palestinian locations such as Jericho and Wadi al-Bathan near Nablus.
Suwaikat l-Husur (Straw Mats Small Market)