When Fatima Haddash was young, her family picked up from the southern village of Tinghir and moved to Oued Ifrane. Despite her distant roots, everyone in her village now affectionately knows her as ‘mama.’ Fatima knows how to make all the types of carpets that Association Nahda creates. With every carpet she sells, she hopes to use the money to invest it in the future of her eight children and many more grandchildren.
This flatweave rug (huduna) is a one-sided flatweave mixed with patterned fringes. This bohemian style type of carpet can be worn by women on special occasions in the village such as weddings. People also use them as bed coverings or home decoration. The complex patterns in these carpets mean they take a longer time to make.
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