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Beni Ourain rugs are famous for their black and white traditional design. This style comes from the High and Middle Atlas Mountains, and is not only made as a practical warm rug, but also as a decorative rug for celebrations. This simple plush rug can add warmth and a traditional Moroccan feel to any room.

Approx. Size 4ft 10in x 2ft 6in x 1in or 1m 48cm x 75cm x 3cm

1500 includes standard shipping to
Price in Morocco: 1958 Dh

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Aisha Anahw from Ait Bouguemez, Morocco

handmade by

Aisha Anahw

at

Cooperative Ixf N'Ighir

Aisha was born in 1980 in Ixf N'Ighir and has lived there her whole life. Aisha has never attended school ... show more Aisha was born in 1980 in Ixf N'Ighir and has lived there her whole life. Aisha has never attended school because her father did not permit her to attend. Now she is improving her literacy skills through classes taught locally. Aisha is married and is the mother of four children. Aisha learned the craft of weaving from her mother and she hopes to help the women of this area to improve their living standards through the success of the cooperative.

This Original Item was Handmade using the Local Materials and Tools Below

Wool  from Ait Bouguemez, Morocco

Wool

This genuine natural wool comes from local sheep herds and can be found in souk, ... show more This genuine natural wool comes from local sheep herds and can be found in souk, or marketplace. However, this cooperative only uses wool made from their homes and sheep, rather than buying it at the souk.

Thread from Ait Bouguemez, Morocco

Thread

This rug is made using a 100% cotton warp. Cotton warp provides strong integrity of ... show more This rug is made using a 100% cotton warp. Cotton warp provides strong integrity of the rug over time.

Amshtan  from Ait Bouguemez, Morocco

Amshtan

The Amshtan is the traditional tool used to clean out and spin natural wool. show more The Amshtan is the traditional tool used to clean out and spin natural wool.

Tsagel  from Ait Bouguemez, Morocco

Tsagel

The Tsagel is made from iron and is used to press down each level of ... show more The Tsagel is made from iron and is used to press down each level of warp as the rug is woven.

Spindle from Ait Bouguemez, Morocco

Spindle

This wooden tool takes freshly cleaned wool and spins it into thick thread that can ... show more This wooden tool takes freshly cleaned wool and spins it into thick thread that can be used to weave.

Loom  from Ait Bouguemez, Morocco

Loom

This single, tried and true loom, which the woman believe is nearly 50 years old, ... show more This single, tried and true loom, which the woman believe is nearly 50 years old, is now the Ixf N'Ghir Cooperative's workhorse. When the loom was created, it was likely controversial because the wood was expensive to source. It would take a whole village to invest in one. As such, only a couple of looms like these exist in Ixf N'ghir and are passed from family to family throughout the year.


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