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Handmade by the Following Members of Ayt Yahya Oalla
Fatima was born and raised in Ait Yahya Oualla. Fatima never received a formal education. As a child she learned how to weave from her mother. After giving birth to her second daughter she stopped weaving. The responsibilities of taking care of her husband and daughter became too much. Years later she started to take up sewing and received a diploma in sewing and weaving. In 2019, Fatima helped start the very first sewing and weaving cooperative in her village, Arkhbil Sewing and Weaving Cooperative. Fatima’s confidence grows daily from the leadership opportunities provided by the cooperative. The sale of her products helps her family tremendously.
Touda is our oldest weaver at age 82. Everyday she wakes up at 4am to get her morning chores out of the way before she heads off to the cooperative. Touda learned how to weave when she was a little girl and has loved it ever since. You can see the love she has for weaving beaming through her when she works. Her whole body bounces with joy when she sits in front of a loom as she pounds away at her rug. Touda is a recently divorced woman with seven adult children. She lives in the village with her youngest son. Selling her products keeps Touda bouncing around with joy and is a critical source of income since she is now divorced.
3ft 10in x 2ft 5in x 1in
1m 16cm x 73cm x 3cm
Weaving loom, Brush, Beater
Product ID: 16949
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Every bouchreouite is one-of-a-kind and eco-friendly. The fabric that the weavers use is leftover scraps from their sister sewing cooperative. One woman's dress is another person's rug!
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