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Beni Ourain Rug
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Handmade by the Following Members of Cooperative Ikhf N'Ighir
Al Waseh Fatima
Fatima was born in 1956 in Ixf N'Ighir and is married and the mother of 4 children. She studied through primary school and learned the craft of weaving at a young age from her mother. She joined the cooperative to earn sustainable income and help her husband financially. She is part of the cooperative to empower herself and the rest of the women of the community. Fatima is hopeful that they will be able to find permanent space so that they can teach the rest of the younger women how to weave.
Al Waseh was born in Iskatfan in 1976, is married to one of the local men from the village, and is the mother of three children. She learned the craft of weaving from her mother at a young age, specializing in rugs. As a member of the cooperative, she has been able to develop her skills in the craft and assist her family. Al Waseh has never had the chance to attend school, but hopes that the cooperative can flourish and bring better living standards to the people of the village
Naima was born in 1986 in Ait Negdel, is married, and is the mother of two children. She hopes that her children can attain full educations, as she has never had the opportunity to attend school herself. As a young girl, she learned the craft of weaving from her mother, focusing on Hanbel. She entered the cooperative to support her family and pay the funds to allow her children to attend school. Naima hopes that the cooperative with continue to grow and thrive.
Touda was born in 1967 in Ait Mohammad and moved to Afir to marry her husband. She is the mother of seven and has never attended school because her family could not afford to pay the funds. She originally learned the craft of weaving from a neighbor. As a member of the cooperative, she is able to improve her weaving skills and earn sustainable income to assist and support her children. She hopes that good things come to this cooperative.
11ft 6in x 5ft 4in x 1in
3m 51cm x 1m 62cm x 3cm
Amshtan , Tsagel , Spindle, Loom
Product ID: 6803
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Beni Ourain rugs are famous for their black and white traditional design. This style comes from the High and Middle Atlas Mountains, and is not only made as a practical warm rug, but also as a decorative rug for celebrations. This simple plush rug can add warmth and a traditional Moroccan feel to any room.
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