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Pile Knot Rug
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Handmade by the Following Members of Cooperative Nahda
Hafida Mehboub is known by the members of Association Nahda as a talented, hard working, and motivated weaver. Though she never attended school as a girl, her driven personality has landed her in math and literacy classes provided by a local association. She plans on investing the money she earns from Anou in her children.
Fatima Mahboub was born in 1970 in the outskirts of Oued Ifrane. She didn’t go to school. She married and had two sons and two daughters. She learned weaving from her mother and is among the women who have perfected the art of the Zamora and Zayane carpets. She really wishes to share her skills with other women in the association and teach them her specific techniques.
Fatima Aghzaf was born in 1970 in oued Ifrane, is married and is the mother to one daughter. Fatima has been taking care of her family since she was a young girl, and has sold clothes all over the local region to help support her family. She has never had the opportunity to attend school, and she joined the coop, hoping to benefit from the website. She hopes to sell her products to better support her family and also have her products be known throughout the area and international artisan marketplaces.
12ft 2in x 7ft 7in x 1in
3m 70cm x 2m 30cm x 3cm
Vertical Loom, Taska, Iseka
Tadout - Wool,
Product ID: 8011
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Beni Ourain style rugs are pile knot rugs intricately designed and are used as two sided rugs in Oued Ifrane. There is the summer side, when the pile side is placed face down on the ground to keep things cooler. During the winter, the pile side is placed up to keep things warmer. You can find these carpets with natural wool from the local sheep or cotton yarn bought from the village market. Depending on the size of the rug, it can take weeks to create. Each knot needs to be individually tied and cut, so one person is only able to create a meter in two weeks.
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