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Nico Avelardi

Moroccan tanneries are known for their quality and craft, and nowhere is the deep-rooted heritage of leatherwork better experienced than in the Red City. Within the bustling Medina, tanners, dyers and merchants ply their trade, having honoured the same techniques for centuries. For our Jul/Aug 2020 photo story, photographer Nico Avelardi captured this dyer, wearing rubber galoshes and gloves, pulling a hide from a vat of green dye in Marrakech’s tannery. Read the article.


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