Fatma was born in 1961 in Bimghlass. She is a widow with 3 daughters, two of them are married and she now lives with the third. Fatma learned weaving from her mom when she was a kid. She uses her craft as a source of income to support herself and her daughters.
Fatima Ahzmaz was born in 1988 in AkhfNighir. She is married with two kids. Fatima has never been to school which made her learn the textile craft from a young age. This craft is practiced by most of the women in the AkhfNighir region. With this craft Fatima supports her husband and kids.
Malika was born in Amlghas, and is now married. She learned carpet weaving when she was a child from her mom.
Malika was born in 1986. She is married with two kids. Fatima lives in Amghles Village where she learned how to weave from her mom, which is the main activity for women in that region. She joined the association in order to support her family.
Beni Ourain rugs are known for being made in the north east of Morocco, not in the Ait Bougamez Valley. However, the heritage of many women in Imelghas is linked to the Beni Ourain tribe, through marriage for example, and is is why you'll see many Beni Ourain and Beni Ourain style rugs made by Cooperative of Imelghaus.
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