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Handmade by the Following Members of Cooperative Tiglmamin
Fatima was born in 1956, she is a widow with six children, four boys and two girls. Fatima learned the art of weaving at home from her mother. After she married she learned how to make a special type of hanbel known as the “hasera.” The hasera is made using dried palm leaves that are woven with wool into a truly unique rug, this is very difficult work. She decided to join the cooperative because her children are older and she wants the work. Fatima hopes to share a piece of her culture with the world.
Zhour was born in 1965, she is married and has four children. Zhour did not study as a child but attended literacy classes at the mosque as an adult. She learned to weave at home from her mother. As a member of the cooperative she hopes to use her earnings to buy a house.
Mlouda is 52 years old, she is married and the mother for four children. Mlouda did not attend school but learned the craft of weaving from her mother and grandmother which gave birth to a love of weaving. The craft disappeared for a number of years and was not a viable way to make a living. With the start of her family’s cooperative she has the opportunity to work, create and share this traditional industry both nationally and internationally.
8ft 11in x 5ft 10in x 1in
2m 73cm x 1m 78cm x 1cm
Taska, Hand Picker, Wool Carders, Spindle, Traditional Loom
Product ID: 15300
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This lightweight rug is loosely woven and can also be used as a blanket. Btaniyas often feature natural dyes and are always made with natural wool.
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