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Beni Ourain Rug
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Handmade by the Following Members of Cooperative Ikhf N'Ighir
Naima Ait Atalb
Aisha Ait Issa
Hakout, one of the founders of the cooperative was born in 1968 in Ixf N'Ighir and has lived there her entire life. She is now divorced and is now improving her literacy skills through classes taught locally. She learned the craft of weaving from her mother, focusing on Hanbel rugs. All of the money that she earns from the cooperative she uses to support her family. She hopes that the products are successful and that the cooperative continues to improve and develop.
Fatima was born in 1956 in Ixf N'Ighir and is married and the mother of 4 children. She studied through primary school and learned the craft of weaving at a young age from her mother. She joined the cooperative to earn sustainable income and help her husband financially. She is part of the cooperative to empower herself and the rest of the women of the community. Fatima is hopeful that they will be able to find permanent space so that they can teach the rest of the younger women how to weave.
Naima was born in 1992 and is married to the chef of the village. Having attended school through the fifth grade, she dropped out to get married at a young age. She has two children. When she was younger she learned the craft of weaving, and she joined the cooperative to improve her skills in weaving.
Aisha was born in 1980 in Ixf N'Ighir and is married with two children. She learned the craft of weaving from the local women, and has never had the opportunity to attend school because her father only permitted the boys to study. Aisha joined the cooperative to support her children so they can succeed in their lives.
Halima is from Serimt and was born in 1990. She is married with a man from the local village and has attended school through the ninth grade. She left school as her family could not afford to pay the funds for her to attend. As a young girl, however, she learned the craft of weaving from her mother, and has used that skill as a member of the cooperative to earn sustainable income.
Touda was born in 1967 in Ait Mohammad and moved to Afir to marry her husband. She is the mother of seven and has never attended school because her family could not afford to pay the funds. She originally learned the craft of weaving from a neighbor. As a member of the cooperative, she is able to improve her weaving skills and earn sustainable income to assist and support her children. She hopes that good things come to this cooperative.
Naima was born in Afourer in 1999 and has never attended school because her father did not want her to learn, and instead take care of the rest of the children of the house. She is now married to a man from the local village, and they have one son. She learned the craft of weaving when she was young from her mother. As a member of the cooperative, she has been able to develop her weaving skills. Naima hopes that good things come to the cooperative.
Fatima was born in 1966 in Ixf Nighir, is married and the mother of six children. When she was a girl, she learned the craft of weaving from her mother. As a member of the cooperative, she is able to develop her skills in weaving. Fatima hopes that good things come to the cooperative and that the village will be able to flourish because of it.
5ft 3in x 3ft 1in x 1in
1m 60cm x 93cm x 3cm
Amshtan , Tsagel , Spindle, Loom
Product ID: 14597
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Beni Ourain rugs are famous for their black and white traditional design. This style comes from the High and Middle Atlas Mountains, and is not only made as a practical warm rug, but also as a decorative rug for celebrations. This simple plush rug can add warmth and a traditional Moroccan feel to any room.