Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The Tannery

This tannery/leather dyeing enterprise is 400 years old. It is a family-run business in Morroco. When you ask to be shown around a little, one of the kids will lead you up long narrow steps to the rooftop, and give you a sprig of mint to hold under your nose. It doesn't help.
There is a tannery in Limori's South-End, too. It is guarded by a vicious dog. He is Sadima's very first friend.
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Angela said...

wow - what a great picture!

kathleen duey said...

You enlarged it? Yes, it is an amazing place.

Tanning leather is difficult, Making it soft is exhausting.
Both bring lots of thoughts about animals and the line between needing and wanting.