Videos tagged with "sheep and goats"
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
Historic City of Fes (Fez) Morocco - Sam's Exotic Travels of 2011 [03:07]
Fes is one of Morocco's most historic cities - and well worth visiting, despite the fact that people in Old Fes dislike having their picture taken. Oh well, here's why it should be on your agenda: Fes el Bali (Medina of Fes) is the oldest and walled part of Fes, Morocco. Besides being famous for having the oldest university in the world Fes el Bali, with a total population of 156 000, is also believed to be the biggest car-free urban area in the world. Fes el Bali was listed by UNESCO as a world heritage site in 1981. One of the most interesting sites in the Medina is the oldest leather tannery in the world, which dates back at least nine centuries. 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. The Royal Palace comprises of 80 hectares of land and its compound includes beautiful gardens, mosques and also an ancient school for Koranic studies that whose origin can be traced back to 14th century. General public are barred from entering the Palace but they are even an impressive sight even from outside. The garden doors are famous for their Giant Brass knockers that were made by special artisans from Fes El Bali. The Palace is also famous for the golden doors. The palace was built in the 17th century and it is situated right in the center if Fes el Jdid. Part of it still serves as the residence of the ...
Tags: Fes, Fez, Morocco, UNESCO, World Heritage Site, Medina of Fes, Fes-Boulemane region, imperial city, Fes el Bali, walled city, leather souk, tannery
Peace In The Moroccan Mountains
rush. Yes, it's not only the destination that matters but also the journey. My plans are to travel shortly. Most likely up to Hammerfest in Norway and then down to the south of Europe and maybe Tunisia and Egypt. I'll take some of Prabhupada's books to distribute along the way. In that kind of mind-set one meets some very interesting people. I'm sure that that shepherd guy can't read English but if best wishes count for anything then his future is much brighter. ... peace morocco "sheep and ...
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