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Handmade by the Following Members of Association Zaouia
Born in Tihnda village(2 hours away from Sidi Yahya Ou Youssef), Fatima moved when she got married. They have a small amount of land they use to farm. However, her husband mostly works in other people’s fields in order to make a living. They had three kids, although one died recently at the young age of 17 years old. Her daughter is 7 years old and her son goes to high school in a small nearby city called Tounfite. Due to her poor health, she never worked before joining the association last year in 2019. She sells rugs that her mother taught her how to make. Currently, Fatima lives with her family and parents-in-law. She wishes to help her husband and father-in-law with the home’s expenses. When her financial situation improves,she wants to fix their house’s roof and get better furniture. Additionally, she wants to go on pilgrimage to Mecca. When asked about the future, Fatima hopes both her kids become teachers and that she can travel somewhere new, but where the culture is still similar.
Khadija was born in a small village Sidi Aheya Youssifi. She is married and is a mother to four children. She has been weaving from a young age and is very skilled in making rugs, Hanbal, and Handira. Khadija enjoys traveling to Kenfira. She hopes to earn enough money from the association to build her family a house.
6ft 1in x 3ft 5in x 1in
1m 86cm x 1m 5cm x 1cm
Medra, Imshaden, Carding Boards, Loom, Scissors, Spindel
Assorted Color Threads,
Dyed Wool Yarn,
Twisted Wool Yarn
Product ID: 7729
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Handira rugs used to be placed in every home. It was considered to be a piece of clothing that would be worn outside. It is now used for decoration and gifted to young women about to be wed.
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