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Beni Ourain Rug
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Handmade by the Following Members of Cooperative Tiglmamin
Fadma was born in 1970, she is divorced and the mother of two children. Fadma did not study when she was younger but as an adult has attended literacy classes. She learned to weave at home and spent time at the local women’s center where she learned more about her craft. Fadma is an expert weaver of wedding blankets, known locally as handira or Timizarin, she would sell these at the local market. Fadma joined the cooperative because she needs the money for herself and her children.
Rachiha was born in 1988 in Khenifra, she has two brothers and one sister. She has the equivalent of an eleventh grade education. When she decided to stop her studies she pursued her creative endeavors via jewelry making. She started her work with the Women's Cooperative of Khenifra in 2008, making handmade jellaba button jewelry. In Rachida’s words, her work as an artisan has opened up doors to the world. Rachida has worked closely with various Peace Corps Volunteers through the years and has had the opportunity to travel twice to the United States to participate in international arts festivals. Rachida started working as an Anou artisan leader in August of 2017 and during her time with Anou the seeds for Cooperative Tiglmamin were planted. Rachida is the current president of the cooperative and the beating heart of this family group. Rachida hopes to increase the opportunities not only for herself but for her cooperative through weaving. She would like to share the products and traditions from their region with people around the world.
Mlouda is 52 years old, she is married and the mother for four children. Mlouda did not attend school but learned the craft of weaving from her mother and grandmother which gave birth to a love of weaving. The craft disappeared for a number of years and was not a viable way to make a living. With the start of her family’s cooperative she has the opportunity to work, create and share this traditional industry both nationally and internationally.
6ft 6in x 5ft x 1in
1m 98cm x 1m 52cm x 3cm
Taska, Hand Picker, Wool Carders, Spindle, Traditional Loom
Product ID: 10673
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This rug varies from one region to another according to color, decoration and production method. Made of natural wool this rug is quite versatile, in the winter the pile side is placed up to keep things warmer and in the summer the pile side is placed face down to keep things cooler. Each knot is individually tied by hand making it a true feat of craftsmanship.