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Handmade by the Following Members of Cooperative Tifawin
Khadija Ait Chakr
Latifa was born in 1991 in Douar Askour. She studied until her first year of middle school but culdn’t keep attending because it was too far from the village. She later married and divorced before joining the cooperative to live off of her weaving skills that she was taught when she was younger by the women in her family.
Fatima was born in 1982 in douar Tamshi a douar nearby Ourika. She has 5 kids and her husband works as a waiter in one of Ourika’s cafes. She learned weaving from her mother when she was younger. She joined the cooperative so she can enjoy weaving with other artisans and also make a living from it and financially help her mother.
Mina was born in 1988 in douar Askour, like many girls of the region she wasn’t able to pursue her studies after primary school because the closest middle school was 10km away. She then learned weaving from her mother and later married a man of the region. Mina joined the cooperative in order to financially help her family in addition to her work in the fields. She hopes that their cooperative will do better than it is doing now and will be successful enough to enable the weavers to only focus on their craft.
Khadija was born in 1969 in the region of Ajoukak. She married a man who due to health complication is unable to work. To support him and their kids she works multiple jobs cleaning hotels, working in the fields, and occasionally selling her handwoven rugs. She moved to Ourika after her niece (the cooperative’s president) convinced her to join the cooperative to have a better chance to live off her weaving skills. Khadija specializes in Boucherouite and she hopes that her work with the cooperative will be the first step to a better life for her and her family.
8ft 1in x 7ft 1in x 1in
2m 46cm x 2m 15cm x 3cm
Product ID: 9083
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This bohemian style rug is used to decorate houses especially the nicest rooms/guest rooms or during a celebration. Pile knot rugs are often offered as a gift for newlyweds and they are a must have in some tribes.