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Hide tanning in Morocco. Source: Jorge / Adobe Stock.

Ancient Tradition of Hide Tanning is a Foul and Dirty Job (Video)

In the ancient alleys of Fez , Morocco lies a 600-year-old tannery infamous for its foul stench. The tannery is a place where animal hides go through a filthy and smelly process to be transformed...
Leather tannery in Morocco. Source: gatsi / Adobe Stock

The Risks of Keeping the World’s Oldest Leather Tannery Alive (Video)

The Chouara Tannery in Morocco, with its rich history dating back to the 11th century, has been a hub for skilled tanners transforming animal hides into leather using time-honored techniques. While...
13th century cat- and goat-hide shop

13th century cat- and goat-hide shop excavated in England

People wore domestic cat fur clothing in medieval England, and archaeologists may have found a site where such leather was produced in the 13 th century. Archaeologists digging in Norwich, England,...