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Handmade and designed by Cooperative Titaw
Meet the Artisans
Fatime Ashoor serves as the head of the cooperative. She was born in 1971, in the town of Imouzzer Marmoucha. She is now the mother to three sons, who have special needs. Her husband is now retired and tends to their children. After completing primary school, her father denied her wishes of attending military school in Muhammadiyah, despite her gifted abilities. He instead wished for her to join a vocational training center. During this time, she also learned how to weave from her mother. The cooperative allows her to have a creative outlet. It also enables her to empower others in her same living conditions. She hopes one day that their products become popular enough that her, and her other female colleagues, can build a large cooperative headquarters. So that they may embrace all the tribesmen who were not fortunate enough to complete their studies, thus preserving their cultural heritage from extinction.
Fatimea Al-Saeedi currently serves as the Vice President to the cooperative. She was born in 1972 in the city of Temadhit. She got married in Imouzzer and is the mother of four sons. Her oldest son joined the military corps. Her oldest daughter is recently married. Her two remaining children are now attending middle school. She learned to weave at the young age of nine years old from her mother. As she was unable to attend school, due to family circumstances. The cooperative is an important opportunity for her to exchange ideas with other artisans and earn an income. Her wish is to earn a respectable income that enables her to teach her two sons to reach for their goals and attend the best schooling possible, especially since she knows what it is like to be deprived of learning. She hopes her products, along with products from the cooperative will be able to find homes, both nationally and internationally.
Mahjouba Brouch was born in 1963. She is now married and has nine children. Growing up she was unable to attend school. Instead she learned weaving from her mother, as selling rugs was her family’s primary source of income. Their issue was that despite how hard they worked, intermediaries would buy their products for a very low price, and sell them for a huge profit. This made it so not only could she not make a profit, but she also couldn’t cover the costs of making rugs. The control of mediators have greatly displaced the city of Khamisat. She joined the fair trade cooperative, in hopes to improve her financial and social position. She hopes that her product will find popularity with clients who appreciate her work. She greatly hopes that the cooperative will be known at the national and international level, so that mediators will no longer have a place in their region.
Fatima al-Rawi was born in 1976 in one of the districts in Imouzzer Marmoucha. She was never able to formally study in school. However, she started learning fabric and weaving at the hands of her mother at the age of four. She joined the cooperative as an outlet for her to market her products to national and international customers. Her wish is to guarantee her and her daughter a stable life and provide them with a respectable income. They long for building a large headquarters in which the girls of the region can work, especially those who were unable to continue their studies. They know their work helps preserve their cultural heritage, which has become vulnerable due to the exploitation from mediators.
Afikir Fatima was born in 1991. She is now married and mother of a child, who just entered kindergarten. She learned weaving and fabric at the hands of her mother at the age of fourteen. She joined the cooperative in order to get a fair chance of marketing to customers, against brokers. She personally has felt the pain of selling to brokers, who took advantage of her and her work. She knows the cooperative will help protect her products and ensure a respectable income for her. Her wish is to achieve financially and personal independence, in order to buy herself a house to house her and her small family. She hopes this income will help guarantee a life of dignity and respect.
Born in 1990. She is now married and a mother to two daughters, who learned to weave at a young age. She also lives and works with her mother-in-law, as her husband is disabled and unable to work. Her wish is to help her family and to provide her daughters with a decent income. She wants her daughters to be able to attend the best schools and enroll in the best institutes. She also wishes to help her sick husband and mother-in-law. Especially, as the cost of living and medicine increases. She dreams of achieving great profits and for the cooperative to build a headquarters that helps her and the women of the tribe to show their qualifications and refine them. She wants to live comfortably with her daughters and her husband .
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6ft 10in x 6ft 10in x 1in
2m 8cm x 2m 8cm x 2cm
Product ID: 13641
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A pile knot is woven differently from the Hanbal and other textiles. The technique allows the artisan to incorporate many unique and intricate designs.
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