Eartha Kitt -Eartha Mae Kitt was an American singer, actress, dancer and cabaret star. She was perhaps best known for her highly distinctive singing style and her 1953 hit recordings of “C'est Si Bon”.
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.