Halima was born in Sidi Yahya Ou Youssef, where she finished primary school. Her mom taught her how to weave at the age of 14. When both of her parents died, she moved in with her siblings. She now has many responsibilities at home. She joined Association Zaouia, because it's the only way she can earn money as a female weaver. She makes rugs, Handira, and Hanbal. She is also very skilled in coming up with new designs.
She hopes to earn a better income to cover the medical expenses of her ill sister. She also wants to visit the city of Agadir one day, and buy a computer. Her favorite color is pistachio. In her free time, Halima likes to walk around and go to a special place called Tatrout.
Imani was born and raised in Zaouia. While she is currently divorced, she does look after her son. She learned to weave as a young child. She is very skilled and can make rugs, Handira, and Hanbal. She joined Association Zaouia in 2013.
Her goal is to continue working in order to support her only child.
The Beni-Ourain rug is used daily in the lives of local Moroccans. They are used for everything from bed
covers to simple living room rugs. They can also be used for special occasions, like weddings. It is said that the women transfer their feelings into these rugs while crafting them.
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