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Beni Ourain Rug by Cooperative Nahda

Beni Ourain style rugs are pile knot rugs intricately designed and are used as two sided rugs in Oued Ifrane. There is the summer side, when the pile side is placed face down on the ground to keep things cooler. During the winter, the pile side is placed up to keep things warmer. You can find these carpets with natural wool from the local sheep or cotton yarn bought from the village market. Depending on the size of the rug, it can take weeks to create. Each knot needs to be individually tied and cut, so one person is only able to create a meter in two weeks.

Approx. Size 7ft 7in x 4ft 11in x 1in or 2m 30cm x 1m 50cm x 3cm

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Fatima Hafsi from Souq El Hed, Morocco

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Fatima Hafsi

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Cooperative Nahda

Fatima Hafsi was born in 1969 in Oued Ifrane. She is married and has two daughters. She has recently joined ... show more Fatima Hafsi was born in 1969 in Oued Ifrane. She is married and has two daughters. She has recently joined the association but has known weaving for a long time, learning it from her mother. She attended school until the third grade in primary school only. From her experience, she wishes to teach the young girls who are dropping out of school nowadays how to weave in order to give them purpose but also to pursue the transmission of her craft and make sure it doesn’t disappear.

This Original Item was Handmade using the Local Materials and Tools Below

Tadout - Wool from Souq El Hed, Morocco

Tadout - Wool

Wool from this area is of medium to long length. Medium to long length wool ... show more Wool from this area is of medium to long length. Medium to long length wool reflects the hot summers and cold winters, though not as extreme as the High Atlas. This wool length is important and medium to long length ensures that that the threads of wool are durable and do not overly shed. This is comparison to short wool from southern Morocco, which can shed much easier as the threads as the wool fibers are not long relative to else were in Morocco. Further, wool in the High Atlas is longer with creates highly durable thread. So while long thread does not shed, it also does not create any fraying at all. Wool from Mrirt strikes a popular balance between durablity, tightness of thread, while still just short enough to provide a gentle fray that is highly sought after.

Cotton from Souq El Hed, Morocco

Cotton

It is a type of thread that is used in the weaving web. It is ... show more It is a type of thread that is used in the weaving web. It is made of cotton and not wool and can be tainted in any color that is going to be seen on the weaved product.

Natural wool from Souq El Hed, Morocco

Natural wool

Wool that has not been dyed by neither natural or chemical substances.

Vertical Loom from Souq El Hed, Morocco

Vertical Loom

Nahda uses metal looms provided by the Ministry of Artisans at a local weaving center. ... show more Nahda uses metal looms provided by the Ministry of Artisans at a local weaving center. However, if the women decide to weave at home, they're woven on a traditional wooden loom.

Taska from Souq El Hed, Morocco

Taska

The taska is used after every new row is added to a carpet. It helps ... show more The taska is used after every new row is added to a carpet. It helps to compress the weave and keep everything in alignment.

Iseka from Souq El Hed, Morocco

Iseka

This set of wooden paddles studded with very thin nails is used to take the ... show more This set of wooden paddles studded with very thin nails is used to take the partially combed wool and create fine sheets of wool used to create wool string.


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