Khadija was born and raised in Ain Leuh and has lived in the village all her life. Since she never completed school. she jumped at the opportunity to join the Ain Leuh Cooperative back in 1982, as she saw it as a path to becoming literate and educated. Moreover, it was a great opportunity for her to find work near her home as she cannot walk or travel far distances due to a disability. She hopes that through her work she can continue supporting the growth of the cooperative so that it can become world famous. Khadija is married and has two children.
Cooperative Tisseuses is most well known for their hanbel rugs. While hanbel rugs are commonly found through the Middle Atlas mountains, the contemporary design found on most are large said to have started in Ain Leuh. Regardless of the origin of these rugs, they still set the trends in the wider weaving community. The symbols on these rugs reflect different criteria of Amazigh women such as courage which is represented by the lion eyes.
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