Fatima Imharken was born in 1971 in Ikhef Nighir, a village in Ait Bouguemez (“the
happy valley”) of the High Atlas. After getting married, she moved to another village in the
valley called Imelghass, where she lives with her husband and four children. When she was
young, her mother provided her with the chance to discover the world of rug making. Today,
she is one of the members of Numedia Tabudrart Coop and she is willing to share her rugs
with anyone from any corner of the world.
Khira Meskour is a mother of seven children, four daughters and three sons. She
was born in 1958 in Iskatafenand, but now lives in Imelghass, a village in Ait Bouguemez
(“the happy valley”) of the High Atlas. She didn’t have the chance to attend school as was
the case for many people of the rural areas at that time. Being illiterate didn't stop her from
learning something useful, especially after she decided to learn about making rugs from her
mother and grandmother. Their knowledge was a book for her, where she learned a lot. In
the beginning of 2019, Khira and other women founded Numedia Taburart Coop in order to
show the world their rugs.