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Handmade by the Following Members of Cooperative Tizi Nougdal
Amzil Itto has lived in Ait Hamza her entire life and has been a member in the association for four years. Amzil is an expert weaver as can create every product that the association creates. She is married to a famous musician in the region and they have five children and three grandchildren. With her first sale she hopes to buy her first cell phone so she can be notified when her future products sell!
Nazha was born in 1960. She is married and is a mother of four kids. One of her neighbours taught her how to weave and then she was able to support her family financially. She is the eldest of her siblings so she had to help her parents raise her siblings and educate them. She taught her sisters how to weave. She supports her husband as well. She uses the money she earns to buy her medicines because she suffers from high blood pressure. Nazha likes to be involved in social community service. She hopes to sell more to be able to contribute more to her community.
7ft 2in x 4ft 3in x 1in
2m 19cm x 1m 30cm x 1cm
Synthetically Dyed Wool,
Tadout - Wool
Product ID: 12810
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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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