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Beni Ourain Rug
Handmade and designed by Cooperative Ikhf N'Ighir
Meet the Artisans
Al Waseh Fatima
Hakout, one of the founders of the cooperative was born in 1968 in Ixf N'Ighir and has lived there her entire life. She is now divorced and is now improving her literacy skills through classes taught locally. She learned the craft of weaving from her mother, focusing on Hanbel rugs. All of the money that she earns from the cooperative she uses to support her family. She hopes that the products are successful and that the cooperative continues to improve and develop.
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.
Hara was born in Ixf N'Ighir in 1954 and is married to a man from the local area. She is the mother of eight and has never been able to attend school because there was no school nearby to her childhood home. She learned the craft of weaving from her mother at a young age, specializing in rugs. She joined the cooperative to encourage the women to stay together and not leave the village. She hopes that the cooperative continues to develop and improve the living standards of those in the village.
Aisha was born in 1980 in Ixf N'Ighir and has lived there her whole life. Aisha has never attended school because her father did not permit her to attend. Now she is improving her literacy skills through classes taught locally. Aisha is married and is the mother of four children. Aisha learned the craft of weaving from her mother and she hopes to help the women of this area to improve their living standards through the success of the cooperative.
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
Halima is from Serimt and was born in 1990. She is married with a man from the local village and has attended school through the ninth grade. She left school as her family could not afford to pay the funds for her to attend. As a young girl, however, she learned the craft of weaving from her mother, and has used that skill as a member of the cooperative to earn sustainable income.
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.
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5ft 3in x 2ft 10in x 1in
1m 61cm x 87cm x 3cm
Amshtan , Tsagel , Spindle, Loom
Product ID: 7747
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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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