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Hanbels are detailed bohemian style handmade rugs. Thel carpets have a long history in Ait Hamza. Even before the arrival of Islam in the 9th century, Hanbals were gifts given only to wealthy, noble families in the area. The value of a Hanbal comes from their unique beauty and the incredible skill required to make one. It can take a woman over one month to complete an average sized Hanbal. Over time, the Hanbal evolved from a gift reserved for nobility, and became one of main ways families in Ait Hamza generated income for their basic needs. This tradition still continues today as many women depend on Hanbals as their sole source of income.
Approx. Size 6ft 7in x 2ft 11in x 1in or 2m x 88cm x 1cm
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Amzil Itto has lived in Ait Hamza her entire life and has been a member in the association for four ... show more Amzil Itto has lived in Ait Hamza her entire life and has been a member in the association for four years. Amzil is an expert weaver as can create every product that the association creates. She is married to a famous musician in the region and they have five children and three grandchildren. With her first sale she hopes to buy her first cell phone so she can be notified when her future products sell!
The warp of this item is made from cotton thread. show more The warp of this item is made from cotton thread.
Synthetically Dyed Wool
This item is made with synthetically dyed wool that was procured in a near by ... show more This item is made with synthetically dyed wool that was procured in a near by town.
Tadout - Wool
The wool in this product is sheared from sheep in Ait Hamza. Wool from Ait ... show more The wool in this product is sheared from sheep in Ait Hamza. Wool from Ait Hamza is widely regarded as one of the finest wools in Morocco. It is strong, durable, and is difficult to rip even its pre-woven state.
The vertical loom is used to create many of the cooperative's rugs. There are many ... show more The vertical loom is used to create many of the cooperative's rugs. There are many looms at the cooperative and are all thought to have baraka, or special powers.