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Beni Ourain Rug
Handmade by the Following Members of Cooperative Ikhf N'Ighir
Al Waseh Fatima
Naima was born in 1995 in Ixf N'Ighir. Naima left school at a young age after sixth grade to get married, but is now divorced. Naima joined the cooperative and was able to learn the craft of weaving from the rest of the women. Naima hopes that the products of her valley can one day become famous all over the world.
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
Naima was born in 1986 in Ait Negdel, is married, and is the mother of two children. She hopes that her children can attain full educations, as she has never had the opportunity to attend school herself. As a young girl, she learned the craft of weaving from her mother, focusing on Hanbel. She entered the cooperative to support her family and pay the funds to allow her children to attend school. Naima hopes that the cooperative with continue to grow and thrive.
Halima is from Serimt and was born in 1990. She is married with a man from the local village and has attended school through the ninth grade. She left school as her family could not afford to pay the funds for her to attend. As a young girl, however, she learned the craft of weaving from her mother, and has used that skill as a member of the cooperative to earn sustainable income.
Touda was born in 1967 in Ait Mohammad and moved to Afir to marry her husband. She is the mother of seven and has never attended school because her family could not afford to pay the funds. She originally learned the craft of weaving from a neighbor. As a member of the cooperative, she is able to improve her weaving skills and earn sustainable income to assist and support her children. She hopes that good things come to this cooperative.
Naima was born in Afourer in 1999 and has never attended school because her father did not want her to learn, and instead take care of the rest of the children of the house. She is now married to a man from the local village, and they have one son. She learned the craft of weaving when she was young from her mother. As a member of the cooperative, she has been able to develop her weaving skills. Naima hopes that good things come to the cooperative.
Fatima was born in 1966 in Ixf Nighir, is married and the mother of six children. When she was a girl, she learned the craft of weaving from her mother. As a member of the cooperative, she is able to develop her skills in weaving. Fatima hopes that good things come to the cooperative and that the village will be able to flourish because of it.
Fatima was born in Agrad Wonzro in 1960, and married a man from the Ixf N'ghir village. She is the mother of two, and wants them to be able to attend school and achieve full education, as she was never able to attend school herself. Fatima learned the craft of weaving from her mother, and entered the cooperative develop her weaving skills.
8ft x 2ft 6in x 1in
2m 43cm x 76cm x 2cm
Amshtan , Tsagel , Spindle, Loom
Product ID: 16953
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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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