14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Stinky leather shop

My husband and I was taken to a leather shop. The dye for the leather was made in vats from pigeon poo. It was so smelly. The first thing we where handed when we entered the room was a sprig or spearment to counteract the horrible smell. The vats were outside the open window. The leather still contained the smell. The leather is very durable. Cannot burn it either.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Fez, Morocco
Copyright: © Debrah Johnson