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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 is originally from Kikou. Born in 1977, she started learning weaving at the age of twelve. She moved to Timhdite once she got married. Itto spends her earnings on her children, and helps her husband with the house expense. She hopes one day to have a house of her own since today she still lives at her In-laws .
Ayada was born in 1973 in Timhdite. She is married and a mother of two. She learned the skill of weaving thanks to her mother at the age of ten, just like any other girl living in Timhdite, since weaving is considered a popular activity amongst the women in the area. Ayada joined Lfarah cooperaive in order to improve her financial situation along with her skill and knowledge of this handicraft.
8ft 2in x 5ft 1in x 1in
2m 49cm x 1m 55cm x 1cm
Akrchal, Taska, Almanssaj
Product ID: 18193
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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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