Rahma Modn was born in 1978 in Skhirat near Tawnat. The married mother of two children has not been formally educated, but aspires to continuously improve her material and develop her professional abilities.
Laziza is the dear older sister of Sadia, creator of the cooperative Nahda. She was born in 1973 in Skhirat and is a married mother to four boys and one girl. She never studied in primary school, but learned how to weave with her siblings from a young age.
Despite its modern chic appeal, the Boucharef carpet is woven into traditional Atlas Mountain culture. When poorer families were low in supplies during a cold winter, they washed and tore up old clothing to furnish their homes. Fortunately today, the carpet carries on in tradition rather than in necessity.