Khadija was born and raised in Ain Leuh and has lived in the village all her life. Since she never completed school. she jumped at the opportunity to join the Ain Leuh Cooperative back in 1982, as she saw it as a path to becoming literate and educated. Moreover, it was a great opportunity for her to find work near her home as she cannot walk or travel far distances due to a disability. She hopes that through her work she can continue supporting the growth of the cooperative so that it can become world famous. Khadija is married and has two children.
Pile knot rugs (Zrbyia) are one of the standard in traditional rugs in Morocco. Traditionally, they are used as seating in Moroccan homes to suppress the cold in the winter. Sometimes, they are used as blankets.
For the guest room, it suppresses the cold emanating from the floor during winter.
The genuine wool from this area is renowned for its quality because of the good care taken by the shepherds, guaranteeing the highest quality of wool to be used to make a pile knot rug.
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