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Beni Ourain Rug
Handmade and designed by Cooperative Ikhf N'Ighir
Meet the Artisans
Al Waseh Fatima
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.
Malika Sahl was born in 1990 in Ixf N'Ighir. She never had the opportunity to attend school because her father wanted her to stay home to attend to the rest of the children. She is now married and is the mother of two. As a member of the cooperative she hopes that they can succeed and improve the living standards of those in the village.
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.
Fatima was born in Agrad Wonzro in 1960, and married a man from the Ixf N'ghir village. She is the mother of two, and wants them to be able to attend school and achieve full education, as she was never able to attend school herself. Fatima learned the craft of weaving from her mother, and entered the cooperative develop her weaving skills.
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5ft 1in x 2ft 10in x 1in
1m 56cm x 87cm x 3cm
Amshtan , Tsagel , Spindle, Loom
Product ID: 7751
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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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