Souk Es Sabbaghine, as its name suggests, was the souk of the dyers,

at the time they used large tanks to do dye clothes and tissues.

Dyer Tank in Souk Es Sabbaghine 1939 (Wikipedia)

One of these tanks still exists, even if it is condemned we still recognize quite well the same place as the photo above.

Even if, nowadays, old school dyers have nearly disappeared and have been replaced the old technics with modern ones.


One still resists and continue to use old school dyeing techniques.

he kindly opened his dark little lighted workshop with just a small lamp

(the camera really had had time with the low light ^^ ‘).

Here he was dyeing white fabric in red using components made from pomegranate peelings.

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