Fes: Tannery and Pottery
April 21, 2013
The tannery in the medina in Fes was founded 900 years ago. Assume for a moment that the art of tanning animal hides was already a mature craft at that time. So when did tanning begin? Decades before that? Centuries? A millennia or two?
Preparing and decorating clay pottery and tiles is surely another ancient art form.
I had the privilege today to observe the contemporary artisans at work. I know that my observations are evoking feelings, but somehow I cannot put those feelings into words. It’s a mystery.
I do hope that what we have inherited from before time began will prevail until the end of time.