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Photographer's Note

One of the famous attractions of Fes are the Tanneries, which provide perhaps the greatest illustration of how resolutely some parts of Morocco have clung to practices developed in medieval times. Moroccan leather has for centuries been highly prized as among the finest in the World. At tanneries of Fes little has changes in centuries. Skins are still carried by donkey to the tanner's soaq, tanning and dyeing vats are still constructed from mud brick and tile, the tannery craftsmen and apprentices are still organized according to medieval guild principles, and health and safety practices are also disturbingly old-fashioned. A "fake" guide lead us through a network of streets, dark passages and stairways until we suddenly stood doen there next to the vats. And then again, dark stairways until we got to a terrace overlooking the tannery. More pics from this place to come.

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  • Copyright: Michael Trezzi (MichaelTrezzi) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 332 W: 10 N: 534] (3374)
  • Genre: 地方
  • Medium: 彩色
  • Date Taken: 2006-04-27
  • Camera: Canon EOS 20 D
  • Exposure:f/7.1, 1/160 seconds
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  • Photo Version:Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2006-05-09 16:44
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