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Handmade and designed by Cooperative Sidi Chta Talsanant
Meet the Artisans
Hafida Ait Ydir
Hafida was born in the village of Ait Bouli in 1983, is married to a man of the village in Ait Bouguemez after divorcing her first husband of Ait Bouli. She is the mother of two sons. Hafida is one of the women who encouraged the other women of the village to take up weaving, as she grew up in an artisan family known for their variety of crafts. Hafida wants the women of the village to exhibit their creative artisanal skills. She learned how to weave from her mother as a young girl, and she specializes in Beni Ourain rugs. Hafida hopes that success comes to her cooperative as it has to the nearby ones of the region.
Fatima was born in 1946 in Taslant, where she married and became a mother to seven boys. Fatima never had the opportunity to attend school, and has been a weaver since she was a young girl, learning from her mother. She is one of the first women to encourage the rest of the women to create the coop. Fatima hopes that the coop can grow and develop and allow the women to show their products in world markets.
Hasisi is from Ait Abess, having moved to Tasltant searching for work when she was 40 years old. She is the mother of 4 boys who are all attending school. She hopes that having moved to a new place, her boys will be able to have a good future. In her village, the idea of learning and going to school was not even a question - no one did it. She is grateful that her children can pursue and education in Tasalnant. Hasisi learned weaving recently from one of her family members that lives here. She loves that there is a coop and hopes to be able to earn a sustainable income to support her children's education. She hopes that her work will one day be known by all the world.
Malika was born in Agouti in 1979, is widowed, and is the mother of four children. Malika feels that she had a good life before her husband died, but when he became terminally ill, her life turned upside down. She is raising her children and helping to support them through school on her own. Malika is a member of the coop to be able to earn sustainable income to help her children have a future that they want. She learned the skills of weaving from her mother when she was a young girl, and specializes in carpets, and hopes that she will be able to sell her products more and more often. Ultimately she hopes that all of the women of the village benefit from the cooperative.
Fatima Aadi was born in 1968 in the Timit village. Fatima is married to a man from the local village, is the mother of five children and never had the opportunity to attend school because her father died in her childhood and she had to help support the household. She learned weaving from the women of the village at a young age, specializing in hadiras, or decorative blankets. Fatima loves that the coop exists, as it has the potentially to bring a good and improved future to the women of the village. She hopes that it will be as successful as the other associations in the region.
Touda was born in 1969, is married to a man from the local region and is the mother of four children. She loves that there is a cooperative in her village, and learned weaving from her neighbor when she was a young girl, as her mother passed away during her childhood. Because of the death of her mother, she was not able to attend school and had to attend to household duties. Touda specializes in Boucherouite rugs, and hopes to be able to sell more products in the foreseeable future so that she and other women of the village can benefit.
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9ft 6in x 7ft 3in x 1in
2m 90cm x 2m 22cm x 3cm
Product ID: 6273
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This handwoven traditional black and white rug is famous in the Ait Bouguemez region. Thick and warm in feel, the traditional symbols and geometric patterns can add a Berber Moroccan flair to any space.
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