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Handmade by the Following Members of Imelghas Women's Cooperative
Malika Ait Assa
Fatima was born in the Ait Bougamez valley just north of where the Imghlaus cooperative is located. She and her husband, a farmer, have five children and 11 grand children, some of whom also work in the cooperative. Fatima has worked in the cooperative since it began and specializes in washing and preparing the wool for each carpet. When Fatima is not working at the cooperative, she can be found working in the fields or completing chores at her house. She hopes that through the sales of her carpets, the cooperative will succeed in its mission of improving the lives of women in Imghlaus.
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.
Malika was born in Amlghas, and is now married. She learned carpet weaving when she was a child from her mom.
10ft 7in x 7ft 10in x 1in
3m 22cm x 2m 38cm x 2cm
Loom, Taska, Izdi
Product ID: 8913
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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.