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Fez tanneries [01:13]
Morocco. Fez. Terrasse des Tanneurs One of the most interesting sites in Fez is the Leather Souq and the oldest leather tannery in the world. The tannery dates back at least nine centuries. When approaching the tannery the smell is the first suggestion that something different is about to appear. The smell drifts around the balcony from where all the activity can be viewed and is enough to put off the most enthusiastic of tourists. The stench is worth braving as the view over the balcony allows those watching to see a site that has not changed since the 11th century. The tannery is composed of numerous stone vessels filled with a vast range of dyes and various odorous liquids. The tannery processes the hides (skins) of sheep and goats, turning them into high quality leather products such as bags, coats, shoes, slippers and other similar products. This is all achieved manually, without the need for modern machinery. Men work in unbearably hot conditions (in the summer - 40 degrees and above). The tannery is a good example of mass production, a process that we often consider as being modern. The workers stand in the stone vessels arranged like honeycombs, filled with different dyes, dying the arms and legs of the men. The hides are first soaked in diluted acidic pigeon excrement and then transferred to other vessels containing vegetable dyes such as henna, saffron and mint. When the dying process has been completed the hides are dried on the roofs of the Medina.
Tags: lindadevolder, Canon, powershotsx30, geotagged, travel, Africa, Morocco, Maroc, al-Maġrib, المغرب العربي, Fes, Fez, handicraft, artesania, artisanat, handwerk, Chouwara tanneries, tanneries, leather
kotobia of morocco [01:19]
From the "From the "Square of the Dead" DJemaa El-Fna Square, one can already see the city's landmark, the minaret of the venerable Koutoubia Mosque. It was named after the souk el koutoubiyyin, the bazaar of the book-traders, which is nearby. It might well be noted that this market originated in the 12th century, a long period during which a Christian European would have been hard-pressed to write the word book. The hall-type mosque has 17 aisles and 112 columns covering a total floor area of 5400 sq.m (58000 sq. ft) and is thus among the largest of its kind - 25000 faithful can say their prayers within it. At the end of the prayer hall is an ornately carved minbar (pulpit), which is supposed to be a remnant of the Almoravid mosque destroyed by the Almohad builders of the present edifice. The pulpit is said to have come from Cordoba; its donor is believed to have been the Almoravid sultan Ali ben Youssef (1107-1143). The square minaret, which wasn't completed until the reign of Yacoub el Mansour (1184-1199), was the direct model for the Giralda in Sevilla and the Hassan Tower in Rabat. It is considered the ultimate structure of its kind. The tower is 69 m (221 ft) in height, its lateral length 12,8 m (41 ft). Six rooms one above the other, constitute the interior; leading around them is a ramp, by way of which the muezzin could ride up to the balcony. The tower is adorned with four copper globes. According to legend, they were originally made of pure gold, and there were ...
Tags: Square of the Dead, djemaa El-Fna Square, Koutoubia Mosque Morocco
Morocco and Sahara Desert in the 1950's [09:06]
Life in various parts of the Sahara Desert in north Africa, especially Morocco in 1953. A man on a horse or a donkey riding past a stone building, large arches at its front, with palm trees behind. The man pushing the donkey. Two men at a table, each wearing a fez, making slippers. People in the market place. Goods in bags laid down together. Cushions. A group of animals. An animal's tail waving about. A truck driving along on the right; large open space, wall in distance, a tent, scattered people. From above, a wall with arches; pan up to show the stone buildings of the village from overhead, and the desert outside it. From a distance, camels on a road; flat desert either side. A camel's feet as it walks along the road. A camel standing still; plants and palm trees. Camels eating; pan up to show trees behind. Two men on camels; a white row of buildings behind, cars parked outside of it. The two men riding the camels along. Two people lead a camel, with a man sitting on it, along; huge area of flat sand going into distance. Rocky cliff; grass below. Animals moving over the grassy land. Many people riding camels, which also carry packs, on a track; small plants on the sand bank. Camels carrying packs walking past the bank. People walking. Animals walking along on grass. Two people carry a pack and put it down next to two other packs. Three men with goods. Someone hammers a tent peg. Coarsely woven rope used to tie the tent. A tent in the open desert. Two men tying three ...
Tags: Morocco, Sahara Desert, railway train, North Africa, aircraft, Huntley, Film, Archives
southern morocco.mov [13:04]
travel through southern Morocco. from agadir about the anti - atlas to Ait-Ben-Haddou. and continue to Ouarzazate via the Draa valley over the Saghro jebel. on the atlas plateau above the Rissani to the sand dunes Erg Chebbi near the Algerian border. back over Tinerhir on the southern edge of the high atlas. from there over the Skoura palm oasis and the col-tizi to Marrakech.
Tags: morocco, desert, oasis, Erg, Chebbi, Marrakech, Ouarzazate, Ait-Ben-Haddou, simif, 280
Marrakech Morocco [05:11]
Mərrakech "Land of God". is also known as the "Red City" and was the most important former imperial city in Morocco's history. Marrakech is situated at the foot of the Atlas Mountains, the highest mountainous barrier in North Africa. The desert borders it to the south, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. Stretching over 700 km, the High Atlas chain features a series of peaks of which a dozen attain 4000 meters. Snow can be found on hilltops all year long at altitudes as low as 600 meters above sea level. Like many North African cities, the city of Marrakech comprises both an old fortified city (the médina) and an adjacent modern city (called Gueliz) for a total population of 1070000 Since opening in 1946, La Maison Arabe has achieved a legendary status in Marrakech. Ideally situated in the medina, the hotel includes 26 rooms and suites, most with private terraces and fireplaces, 3 restaurants, a piano bar, a world-famous cooking school as well as a new spa including a traditional hammam, where natural products from the region of Marrakech are used. Guests at La Maison Arabe have a choice of swimming pools. One can relax at either the heated pool in the hotel's garden patio, or at the pool located at our spectacular Country Club, 15 minutes away by complimentary shuttle. Walking through the hotel's flower-filled patios, one can admire the traditional Moroccan craftsmanship (tadelakt walls, chiseled plaster, cedar wood ceilings) that has created a refined, exotic and serene ...
Tags: Marrakech, Morocco, Maison Arabe, La Mamounia, The Medina