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Handmade and designed by Cooperative Sidi Chta Talsanant
Meet the Artisans
Hafida Ait Ydir
Hafida was born in the village of Ait Bouli in 1983, is married to a man of the village in Ait Bouguemez after divorcing her first husband of Ait Bouli. She is the mother of two sons. Hafida is one of the women who encouraged the other women of the village to take up weaving, as she grew up in an artisan family known for their variety of crafts. Hafida wants the women of the village to exhibit their creative artisanal skills. She learned how to weave from her mother as a young girl, and she specializes in Beni Ourain rugs. Hafida hopes that success comes to her cooperative as it has to the nearby ones of the region.
Nadiy is the youngest member of the cooperative, born in 1996 in Talsnant, having studied until the sixth grade. Nadiy could not finish her studies because her older brother prevented her from attending school. Also because the secondary school is far from her village, it was even more difficult to attend. Nadiy was the first girl in Ait Bouguemez who learned the skills of being a hairdresser and one day hopes to own her own shop. Nadiy is disappointed that the village prevents her from becoming a hairdresser there but hopes to one day own her own shop in the city of Azilal, and encourages the other women of the village to be part of the coop to improve their skills in weaving. Nadiy learned how to weave from her mother when she was a young girl, and hopes that success comes to the coop and the village.
Hasisi is from Ait Abess, having moved to Tasltant searching for work when she was 40 years old. She is the mother of 4 boys who are all attending school. She hopes that having moved to a new place, her boys will be able to have a good future. In her village, the idea of learning and going to school was not even a question - no one did it. She is grateful that her children can pursue and education in Tasalnant. Hasisi learned weaving recently from one of her family members that lives here. She loves that there is a coop and hopes to be able to earn a sustainable income to support her children's education. She hopes that her work will one day be known by all the world.
Aala was born in Ait Hakim in 1986, is married to a man in the local village, has four children and has never had the opportunity to attend school and neither have her children because of her level of poverty. Aala learned weaving from her mother when she was a young girl, specializing in carpets. She hopes to learn more and benefit financially from the cooperative so that she can send her children to school.
Touda was born in 1969, is married to a man from the local region and is the mother of four children. She loves that there is a cooperative in her village, and learned weaving from her neighbor when she was a young girl, as her mother passed away during her childhood. Because of the death of her mother, she was not able to attend school and had to attend to household duties. Touda specializes in Boucherouite rugs, and hopes to be able to sell more products in the foreseeable future so that she and other women of the village can benefit.
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6ft 2in x 3ft 7in x 1in
1m 87cm x 1m 10cm x 3cm
Product ID: 8747
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Azilal rugs are originally from the high atlas mountains, handmade with intricate and often colorful designs. The plush fabric adds warm and accent to any space
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