Mahma was born in 1953 in Ain Leuh. She never went to school when she was young but she learned how to weave thanks to her mother. Eight years ago, she joined the Ain Leuh Cooperative. She wants to support her husband in raising her only kid.
Cooperative Tisseuses is most well known for their hanbel rugs. While hanbel rugs are commonly found through the Middle Atlas mountains, the contemporary design found on most are large said to have started in Ain Leuh. Regardless of the origin of these rugs, they still set the trends in the wider weaving community. The symbols on these rugs reflect different criteria of Amazigh women such as courage which is represented by the lion eyes.
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