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Handmade by the Following Members of Cooperative Lfarah
Fatima is one of the original founders of Cooperative El Farah and serves as its president. Fatima began weaving with her mom when she was only ten years. Over the years, she has developed her weaving skills and has continued to refine them at the cooperative. Fatima hopes that through her weaving she is able to provide enough income to support her two children since she is a single mother.
Zohra is a Timhadit native and grew up around artisan craft. As a child, Zohra lived with her grandparents and learned how to weave from her grandmother. The skills she learned from her grandmother have become her sole source of income. Prior to joining the cooperative, Zohra only sold to middlemen in the neighboring towns of Azrou or Gigou. This changed when the cooperative formed. With the help of Peace Corps Volunteers, Zohra and the cooperative was able to sell in exhibitions and even exported to the United States. Zohra hopes the cooperative can continue their momentum now that the Peace Corps Volunteer has left.
Zahra is married and is a mother of two children. Zahra learned how to weave from his sister. Her sister was the first person to encourage Zahra to begin selling her work. Shortly after, Zahra joined the cooperative where she is able to earn income to support her self and and her husband. Zahra hopes that in the future, she'll be able to teach other women and girls how to weave in order to preserve the craft in Timhadit.
Itto was born in Boulmane and learned how to weave from her step mother. Itto moved to Timahdit once she married and has lived in the area ever size. Itto finds great joy in marking rugs and other crafts for her house. Since she was never able to finish school, she focuses heavily on developing her skills at weaving. She hopes that through her skills and the cooperative, that the women her village will be able to continue earning income even after the Peace Corps Volunteer left.
Yemna was born in a village outside the southern city of Taza. She married her husband, who is also from Taza, and moved with him to Timahdite where he was looking for work at the time. Yemna never attended school, so craft became her most important skill. Since joining the cooperative, Yemna believes that her skill in weaving has greatly increased. She hopes that through her sales she'll earn enough to go on a Hajj, an Islamic pilgrimage.
5ft 7in x 5ft 4in x 1in
1m 70cm x 1m 62cm x 1cm
Akrchal, Taska, Almanssaj
Product ID: 15821
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This is called a Hanbel, and can be hung on a plain wall to add a pop of colour. It is mainly woven with two colors or even more, and it often contains intricate geometric shapes and designs.
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