Aicha Fanshir was born in Tadula Zanfi in the early seventies. She studied in school for a couple of years before having to drop out to support her family. She learned how to weave from her mom and other relatives. Due to her skill, she decided to join the association. Today she is married with 5 children. Since her husband has day to day work in agriculture, she hopes that any sales she is able to make can supplement her family’s income and put her children through school.
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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