Fes Tanneries – The inside

The tanneries in Fez have been in the same spot and using the same techniques since the 8th century. Here, a Maluum ( master) refines the leather to rid of any access texture and soften the hide. The Chouwara tanneries are one of the city's most iconic sights (and smells). For more information and / or a surface-scratching, get-on-down tour of Fez' artisanship see http://culturevulturesfez.org/artisanal-affairs/