Chouwara Tannery

Fez Old Town Tannery
December 12th, 2013

We had an afternoon tour of the Fez medina - winding our way through the ridiculously huge twisty labyrinth that is the Fez Medina.

The culmination was a leather goods shop on the edge of tannery dye vats. In typical Morocco fashion, the proprietors were keen to press us hard for sales in exchange for the view, but by now we had been in the country long enough to see it coming and stick to our guns.

Traditional dyeing and tanning like this one of the reasons that the Fez Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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