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Beni Ourain Rug
Handmade by the Following Members of Cooperative Ikhf N'Ighir
Al Waseh Fatima
Hara was born in Ixf N'Ighir in 1954 and is married to a man from the local area. She is the mother of eight and has never been able to attend school because there was no school nearby to her childhood home. She learned the craft of weaving from her mother at a young age, specializing in rugs. She joined the cooperative to encourage the women to stay together and not leave the village. She hopes that the cooperative continues to develop and improve the living standards of those in the village.
Fatima was born in Ait Bouli in 1983 and is married. She attended school through the 5th grade, but left in order to get married at a young age. Her mother taught her how to weave as a girl and she joined the cooperative to help her husband financially because he is ill and unable to earn sustainable income. Fatima hopes that the cooperative continues to improve and that her skills in weaving can continue to grow.
Malika Sahl was born in 1990 in Ixf N'Ighir. She never had the opportunity to attend school because her father wanted her to stay home to attend to the rest of the children. She is now married and is the mother of two. As a member of the cooperative she hopes that they can succeed and improve the living standards of those in the village.
Al Waseh was born in Iskatfan in 1976, is married to one of the local men from the village, and is the mother of three children. She learned the craft of weaving from her mother at a young age, specializing in rugs. As a member of the cooperative, she has been able to develop her skills in the craft and assist her family. Al Waseh has never had the chance to attend school, but hopes that the cooperative can flourish and bring better living standards to the people of the village
4ft 5in x 2ft 4in x 1in
1m 35cm x 72cm x 3cm
Amshtan , Tsagel , Spindle, Loom
Product ID: 15045
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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.
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