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Beni Ourain Rug
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Handmade by the Following Members of Cooperative Azta
Itto Mahboub was born in 1984 and never attended school, but as a young girl she learned the art of weaving from her mother. At an early age she married and became a mother to three children and now plays a valuable role in the cooperative.
Tarchkikt Sadiki, a native of Mrirt, was born in 1963. Having never attended school, the married mother of one child learned weaving from her family as she aspired to develop skills and insert her local product in the textile industry.
Laziza is the dear older sister of Sadia, creator of the cooperative Nahda. She was born in 1973 in Skhirat and is a married mother to four boys and one girl. She never studied in primary school, but learned how to weave with her siblings from a young age.
9in x 9in x 1in
23cm x 22cm x 3cm
Tadout - Wool
Product ID: 14716
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Beni Ourain style rugs are pile knot rugs intricately designed and are used as two sided rugs in Oued Ifrane. There is the summer side, when the pile side is placed face down on the ground to keep things cooler. During the winter, the pile side is placed up to keep things warmer. You can find these carpets with natural wool from the local sheep or cotton yarn bought from the village market. Depending on the size of the rug, it can take weeks to create. Each knot needs to be individually tied and cut, so one person is only able to create a meter in two weeks.
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