• Talsint Handicraft Association from Talsint, Morocco
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    The Talsint Handicraft Association was started in May of 2016 in the small rural town of Talsint, Morocco. Nestled where the Saharan foothills meet the eastern slopes of the High Atlas Mountains, Talsint, Morocco, is a place with a rich ... show more The Talsint Handicraft Association was started in May of 2016 in the small rural town of Talsint, Morocco. Nestled where the Saharan foothills meet the eastern slopes of the High Atlas Mountains, Talsint, Morocco, is a place with a rich cultural history around crafts and textiles. It is a small town that serves as a hub for forty seven surrounding villages. The idea for the association took root at the local women’s center when a Peace Corps Volunteer serving in the community initiated a meeting around local craft, the growing demand for Moroccan goods and the possibility of a money-making venture. Thirteen women expressed interest and the group started to create a traditional Moroccan basket known as a “tbaq.” The basket is handmade using a local dried grass that is wound with colorful wool thread into one-of-a-kind designs. The association will also be incorporating traditional rugs from the region. The Talsint Handicraft Association has grown into a vibrant entity, empowering female artisans, preserving their cultural heritage through craft and connecting them to a global market.

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    Fatima A3jal from Talsint, Morocco

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    Zahra Afkir from Talsint, Morocco

    Zahra Afkir

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    Fouzia Akallouf from Talsint, Morocco

    Fouzia Akallouf

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    Zohr from Talsint, Morocco

    Zohr

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    Maimouna Bourchok from Talsint, Morocco

    Maimouna Bourchok

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    Iman Jmil from Talsint, Morocco

    Iman Jmil

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    Hafaida Chatbi from Talsint, Morocco

    Hafaida Chatbi

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    Fadila Aghray from Talsint, Morocco

    Fadila Aghray

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    Fatima Ibadissen from Talsint, Morocco

    Fatima Ibadissen

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    Maimouna Boujmmi from Talsint, Morocco

    Maimouna Boujmmi

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    Radia Awrar from Talsint, Morocco

    Radia Awrar

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