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Handmade by the Following Members of Association Tithrite
Fatima is one of the leaders of Association Tithrite. After she completed a degree in law she decided that she wanted to return home. Now she is one of the association’s teachers for their weekly literacy class. Fatima specializes in tazrbit rugs and is learning how to weave the other styles the association produces. She hopes that the sales from her carpets will support the association as it grows and helps more women in Ait Hamza.
Zahra started weaving when she was eight years old. Her female neighbour taught her how to weave. She never went to school and she used to work for some rich families in order to support her own family. Her parents died and then she lived with her brother and his wife. Now that she's a member of Tithrite Association, she no longer feels like she's a burden to her brother. She hopes to help her poor community because she knows how it feels. She likes to weave alot and she thinks that it always feels good to earn money from what she likes to do.
4ft 10in x 3ft 5in x 1in
1m 47cm x 1m 5cm x 1cm
Tadout - Wool
Product ID: 11658
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Hanbels are detailed bohemian style handmade rugs. Thel carpets have a long history in Ait Hamza. Even before the arrival of Islam in the 9th century, Hanbals were gifts given only to wealthy, noble families in the area. The value of a Hanbal comes from their unique beauty and the incredible skill required to make one. It can take a woman over one month to complete an average sized Hanbal. Over time, the Hanbal evolved from a gift reserved for nobility, and became one of main ways families in Ait Hamza generated income for their basic needs. This tradition still continues today as many women depend on Hanbals as their sole source of income.
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