Tannery, Morocco

Tannery, Morocco

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Caption: Tannery. Worker using traditional methods at a tannery in Morocco. This tannery uses natural curing materials (such as cow urine and bird guano) to make animal skins into tough yet soft leather. Dyes (some seen here) are used to add colours. This is the Chouwara tannery, in Fez, Morocco. It handles goat, sheep and cow skins, using methods that date back hundreds of years.

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