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Handmade and designed by Ighrem Timdokkals
Meet the Artisans
Mrim ait bnali
Khadija as a native of Agouti and has lived in the village her entire life. She completed primary school and hopes to study again one day. When Khadija is not embroidering or crocheting new items at the association, she can be found working in her family's field. She hopes that through the sales of her items, she'll be able to support the growth of Association Ighrem and Timdokal Ighrem.
Touda is an Agouti native. She has raised her two children alone as her husband passed away several years ago. She has since become one of the most popular members of Timdokal Ighrem because of her warm personality and frequently takes on a motherhood role for many of the girls in Agouti.
Fatima was born in the town of Demnant and moved to Ait Bougamez when her husband found work as a blacksmith several years ago. Wardia and Hasna, two of Fatima’s four children, are curren members of Timdokal Ighrem. She has worked in the association since it began in 2011 and specializes in embroidery and makes many of the small wool bags the association produces.
Mariam is an Agouti native and has lived in the village her entire life. Unlike many of the girls in her village, she was able to attend high school and has taken on a leading role in the association. She hopes through the sales of her items on Anou that they will be able to fund a brighter future for Agouti's women!
Fatima was born in the village of Agouti in the 1980’s. She studied until middle school but unfortunately had to drop out when she became ill. Later, Fatima became a teacher at a locally run pre-school where she teaches all the children in the village of Agouti how to read and write. Fatima learned how to weave from her mom in her home growing up and specializes in making pile knot rugs. Due to her skill, she quickly joined Association Timdokkals as soon as it was established. She uses the money she earns from the association to buy everyday items. She hopes that her and her association’s rugs become well known throughout the world.
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8ft 10in x 5ft 1in x 1in
2m 69cm x 1m 56cm x 3cm
Product ID: 10181
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Pile rugs carry huge traditional cultural significance in the Ait Bouguemez valley. When a family first builds a house, or moves into a new home, the first thing women do is weave rugs specifically for each room. All you have to do to learn when a family first built their home or moved into a home is to ask them how old their rugs are. Often, the rugs are more than 20-60 years old even after consistent ware. The designs of Timdokkals are highly unique to the area and are often referred to as "Azilal Rugs", the province in which Timdokkals is located within. This plush rug can add warmth and comfort to any room.
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