The cities of Tennis, Damietta, and Abwan were also famous for a transparent fabric made with golden silk threads. Perhaps the gift that Saladin provided to Nur Al-Din in Damascus was manufactured in one of these three cities. Simnai was popular for silk weaving.
Some historical accounts state that there were shops in Fustat dedicated to silk trading. Many people carried the name "Qazzaz," which means silk trader.
The city of Al-Ashmunein in Middle Egypt, according to some papyri, was one of the important centers in silk crafts, for which the documents had many names for the numerous manufacturers in this city. Papyri also recorded the names of silk makers at the time of Al-Mustansir, the Fatimid Caliph, which indicates the size of this industry at the time.
Al-Fustat was an important center for manufacturing silk and apparently there was a kind of fabric derived from the city's name. Cairo became a flourishing center for silk soon after its establishment. Yaqoub ibn Kals, the Fatimid vizier, founded a silk manufacturing house in Cairo .