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Traditional leather shoes on display for sale in shops around a traditional Chouara Tanneries in Fes Medina.
Leather tanneries in Morocco still follow the ancient system of treating leather. Hides are soaked for a few days in vessels full of cow urine, quicklime, water and salt before being picked at and dried, before being sent to a different set of vessels filled with diluted pigeon excrement and water to be softened. With nothing but their bare feet and hands, tanners knead the skins to their desired softness as well as with the final dying process.
On Friday, June 30, 2017, in Fes, Morocco. (Photo by Artur Widak/NurPhoto) *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***
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- Morocco - 3 July 2017