Fadma was born in 1960 and is the mother to three children, two girls and one boy. Her husband is retired from the military and thus it is her responsibility to support her family. This is her second marriage, as her first husband died young. As a young girl she learned to weave from her mother. Her hope is that her products will be known on international markets.
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.