He hasn't sampled her... wares... yet.
The town manufactures combs and horn goods, brass and iron wares, leather, malt, bricks and ropes.
Now two yearly fairs for small wares are held on the 13th of May and the 11th of October.
More particularly, chased and inlaid metallic wares, bez (thin cotton) and carpet - weaving receive government support.
Several flour-mills and other factories have recently sprung up. Much grain is exported; timber is brought from the upper Volga, and manufactured wares from Nizhniy Novgorod.