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Handmade by the Following Members of Cooperative Nahda
Fadma Mahboub was born in 1972 in the outskirts of Oued Ifrane. Her family moved into the village to make it easier for her brothers to go to school although she didn’t get the same opportunity since she never enrolled. However, she got to learn to weave and has become a renowned Hanbal and Zamora carpet weaver. She has recently joined the association in order to help the women perfect their Hanbal technique and find a space where she can meet like minded women.
Aicha Mahboub is the youngest sister of Naima Mahboub. At 46 she has never been married or attended to school. She learned weaving from her mother and after seeing the success her sister has encountered at the association, she joined soon after. She wants to help her widowed mother with the household expenses since all her brothers got married and have left home to build their own homes.
Salima Najib is among the latest recruits of the association. Born in Oued Ifrane in 1962, she is a widower, mother of two daughters and a son. She joined the association because she has no formal education but has learned weaving from her family.
Fatima Hafsi was born in 1969 in Oued Ifrane. She is married and has two daughters. She has recently joined the association but has known weaving for a long time, learning it from her mother. She attended school until the third grade in primary school only. From her experience, she wishes to teach the young girls who are dropping out of school nowadays how to weave in order to give them purpose but also to pursue the transmission of her craft and make sure it doesn’t disappear.
Rabha Houari was born in 1979 in Oued Ifrane and has managed to go to school until the sixth grade of primary school. She joined the association after her divorce in order to support herself and also to develop her skills together with the women at the association. She really wishes for her work to be recognised in the neighbouring souks for their quality.
Fatima Mahboub was born in 1970 in the outskirts of Oued Ifrane. She didn’t go to school. She married and had two sons and two daughters. She learned weaving from her mother and is among the women who have perfected the art of the Zamora and Zayane carpets. She really wishes to share her skills with other women in the association and teach them her specific techniques.
Zineb was born in 1970 in Scheret in Ait Aziz Merert. She has never had the chance to attend school, but now is the mother of two girls and one boy. Her husband is retired from his work in the military, so it is her responsibility to support her family. Zineb learned weaving from her mother.
Zolikha was born in 1987, from AIt Bilhage Lehamamm near Zaouia Oued Ifrane. She is married and learned weaving from her family as a younger women. Now, she is attempting to become literate as part of a local literacy program. Her teacher is the secretary of association Nahda.
9ft 1in x 7ft x 1in
2m 78cm x 2m 13cm x 1cm
Vertical Loom, Taska, Iseka
Tadout - Wool,
Product ID: 9433
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This lightweight carpet is loosely woven, giving it a softness allowing villagers to use it as a blanket. Btaniya carpets often feature natural dyes and are always made from natural wool. The pattern of these rugs is the same on both sides. To complete a meter of this carpet takes about one day. It's fast to make.