Tanneries of Marrakech

The tanneries of Marrakech are located close to Bab Debbagh gate. They are well worth a visit to see how animal skins are processed from start to finish. The process takes many days including fermenting, scraping, lime bathing, washing and soaking in various concoctions, before finally tanning and dying. Skins are used from goats, sheep, cows and camels. Local ‘guides’ will offer you a tour (and some mint to block the smell).

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