The scene is of handmade buckets of dye. 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.
TAUREG WOMAN The Tuareg (also spelled Twareg or Touareg; endonym Imuhagh) are a Berber people with a traditionally nomadic pastoralist lifestyle. They are the principal inhabitants of the Saharan interior of North Africa.