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 .