Ftoush is a Tadula Zanfi native. She is widowed and has four sons, three of whom all work in different parts of a small university in the southern city of Agadir. The fourth son is still studying at another university in Agadir. Fatoush has been a member of the association since 2008 and specializes in weaving pile rugs. She benefits from the association, but believes she and the women could benefit more if they were able to attend more craft fairs. With more income, she would save up so she could go visit her children and her grandchildren. Until then, she hopes that the association will continue to improve!
The designs made by the association are rooted in the long weaving history of the region. Many of these rugs, known as Taznakht rugs, are made distinct by bright reds and yellows, colors that represent the landscape in which the rugs were made. These bohemian style rugs have a contemporary feel while incorporating traditional Moroccan designs.
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