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Handmade by the Following Members of Ayt Yahya Oalla
Rkiya Ait Addi
Rkiya is 63 years old. She is originally from Itzer, she moved to Ait Yahya Oualla once she got married. Like many women her age she is not formally educated and spent most of her days learning how to weave from her mother. After giving birth to her two children she stopped weaving. She no longer had the energy to keep up with household work and taking care of the kids. It wasn’t until she joined Arkhbil Sewing and Weaving Cooperative that she found renewed energy. In the early morning you can hear the sounds of Rkiya pounding away at the loom. She is the first one to arrive at the cooperative and the last one to leave. Selling her products keeps Rkiya energized and excited about weaving.
3ft 10in x 1ft 10in x 1in
1m 18cm x 57cm x 2cm
Weaving loom, Beater
Product ID: 18309
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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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