Aicha Meskour is one of the first women who joined Numedia Tabudrart Coop. She
was born in 1949 and grew up in the village of Iskatafen. There she lived with her mother,
who taught Aicha to love weaving and make several different types of rugs. Aicha married in
2000 and lives with her husband after her only daughter has married and has a family of
her own. Joining the coop enables Aicha to reach different parts of the world thanks to the
rugs she can make with her own hands.
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.
Naima Outeglaout is the youngest woman in Numedia Tabudrart Coop. She was born on October 10, 1995 in Imelghass, one of the villages in Ait Bouguemez (“the happy
valley”) of the High Atlas. Today, Naima still lives in the same village with her husband and their child. She learned about the weaving through her eldest sister after her mother had passed away. Thanks to other old women in the cooperative, she can learn more about the world of rugs and improve her weaving style .
Fatima Ahzmad was born on April 4, 1970 in Figuig. After her father’s retirement,she moved back to her home village of Ikhef nighir, a village in Ait Bouguemez (“the happy
valley”) of the High Atlas. After returning home, she married, and now has two daughters and two sons. Her love for weaving started when she was a teenager thanks to her mother who helped her learn about making rugs. Fatima joined Numedia Tabudrart in 2019.
Sophia Ait Elhoussine was born in 1960 in Timgallouna, a village located on the
M’goun River in the Rose Valley of the High Atlas. She moved to Ait Bouguemez after getting married. Unfortunately, in the beginning of November 2020, Sfia’s husband was one of the victims of Covid 19 and she is now a widow. As it is the case for most of the ladies of Numedia Tabudrart Coop, she learned the techniques of weaving when she was young
thanks to the support of her mother.