The Leather Tannery in Fez, Morocco. This place hasn't changed much over the past 9 centuries. That is some real traditional craftmanship.

"We saw all of these handmade buckets of dye. The slaves + workers (who were underpaid + so skinny + frail) would dye the leather in these buckets. This is how they get such rich colors over there. it was beautiful to see in person

ARZUHALCI (Petition Writer) and an Ottoman lady. Istanbul, ca. 1900.

Arzuhalci (Petition Writer and an Ottoman lady)

GAZETECÍ (paper boy) selling the evening news  Istanbul, c. 1950.

GAZETECÍ (paper boy) selling the evening news Istanbul, c.

İstanbul'da geçmiş zaman muhallebicisi #istanlook #nostalji #birzamanlar

İstanbul'da geçmiş zaman muhallebicisi #istanlook #nostalji #birzamanlar

Yeni Harflerle Mühür yapan bir "Mühürcü" (Hakkak)- Ocak 1929

Natali AVAZYAN on

Yeni Harflerle Mühür yapan bir "Mühürcü" (Hakkak)- Ocak 1929

A hand-illustrated page of  two Ottoman Turk  dentists and patients.  An assistant is working bellows.  Note the use of a bow-drill in the lower figures.  The turbans are magnificent...very decorative facsimile!

A hand-illustrated page of two Ottoman Turk dentists and patients. An assistant is working bellows. Note the use of a bow-drill in the lower figures. The turbans are magnificent.

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