Sidi Moussa Tannery

Fès, Morocco

Sidi Moussa Tannery

The Sidi Moussa Tannery or Guerniz Tannery is a historic tanning facility located in the heart of Fes el-Bali, the historic medina of Fez, Morocco. The tannery is located in the Guerniz neighbourhood, near the Zawiya of Moulay Idris II and the Nejjarine Museum.

Local tradition holds that the Sidi Moussa Tannery is the oldest in the city and that, along with the Chouara Tannery further east, it dates from the city's foundation by Idris II (beginning of the 9th century).: 296  The Rawd al-Qirtas, a historical chronicle, makes more definitive reference to the Sidi Moussa Tannery's existence in the early 12th century.: 178  The tanneries are built on the site of water source (called 'Ayn ad-Debbaghin) that emerges at this location.

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