I couldn't not bring some of these beautiful handmade leather purses back with me when I got to see the whole production process for myself in the Fez Medina.
We first visited Mr Habib's colour workshop where he dyes the leather, the process completed in 3 steps, each time the leather having to be set out to dry in the sun. Twice in the Medina and once taken out of the city walls on a donkey to dry properly.
Then we met Aziz and Hassan, brothers who had been working in a little workshop for 20 years. They ordered leather from Mr Habib for their wallets and purses, in their workshop the bright and supple leather I saw being hand dyed could be appreciated as a fully finished product.