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Handmade by the Following Members of Imelghas Women's Cooperative
Fatima has only recently settled in the village of Imghlaus. Her husband was a soldier in the army and as a result, they lived in different places throughout Morocco. They currently have six children and are expecting grandchildren soon. Fatima has been a member of the cooperative since it began and hopes that it continues growing!
Fatma was born in 1961 in Bimghlass. She is a widow with 3 daughters, two of them are married and she now lives with the third. Fatma learned weaving from her mom when she was a kid. She uses her craft as a source of income to support herself and her daughters.
Fatima Ahzmaz was born in 1988 in AkhfNighir. She is married with two kids. Fatima has never been to school which made her learn the textile craft from a young age. This craft is practiced by most of the women in the AkhfNighir region. With this craft Fatima supports her husband and kids.
7ft 1in x 5ft 5in x 1in
2m 17cm x 1m 65cm x 2cm
Loom, Taska, Izdi
Product ID: 8851
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Beni Ourain rugs are known for being made in the north east of Morocco, not in the Ait Bougamez Valley. However, the heritage of many women in Imelghas is linked to the Beni Ourain tribe, through marriage for example, and is is why you'll see many Beni Ourain and Beni Ourain style rugs made by Cooperative of Imelghaus.
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