• Azlag Dagger Cooperative from Kalaat M'Gouna, Morocco
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    The Amazigh of the present-day Sous-Massa-Draa area of Morocco have been producing daggers for over seven centuries. The history and design of the daggers represent a finely created craft that has evolved since they were first created by the Jewish ... show more The Amazigh of the present-day Sous-Massa-Draa area of Morocco have been producing daggers for over seven centuries. The history and design of the daggers represent a finely created craft that has evolved since they were first created by the Jewish communities that resided in the area. As such, each dagger and the designs it encompasses reflect the rich and diverse history of Morocco. Today, the legacy of such daggers is protected by the Azlag Dagger Cooperative. Founded in 1983 by a group of dagger makers, the cooperative was established to provide meaningful income to the dagger makers so that the craft could carry on the rich legacy it represents. The cooperative consists of over 60 members, who each have a shop at the cooperative's center in Kelaat M'Gouna and continue to mentor younger generations of dagger makers so the craft can continue for centuries to come.

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    Mohamed Ait Said from Kalaat M'Gouna, Morocco

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    Hussein Ait Hassou from Kalaat M'Gouna, Morocco

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    Rachid Ait Basou from Kalaat M'Gouna, Morocco

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    Essaidi El Houcine from Kalaat M'Gouna, Morocco

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    Brahim Ait Lahsaine from Kalaat M'Gouna, Morocco

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    Hassan Ait Saaid from Kalaat M'Gouna, Morocco

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    Ait Saaid Mohamed from Kalaat M'Gouna, Morocco

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    Abderhaman El Ghamri from Kalaat M'Gouna, Morocco

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    Abderhaman Oukham from Kalaat M'Gouna, Morocco

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    Lhssan Elhamidi from Kalaat M'Gouna, Morocco

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    Mastpha Ait hsou from Kalaat M'Gouna, Morocco

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    Mlal Elhoucine from Kalaat M'Gouna, Morocco

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    Mohamed Ait Said from Kalaat M'Gouna, Morocco

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    Lahcen Ait Said from Kalaat M'Gouna, Morocco

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    Assaidi Mohamed from Kalaat M'Gouna, Morocco

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    Abdel Al Hamid Ait Baaziz from Kalaat M'Gouna, Morocco

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    Mohammed Oakam from Kalaat M'Gouna, Morocco

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    Mohammed Ait Lahsen from Kalaat M'Gouna, Morocco

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    Nbark Amda from Kalaat M'Gouna, Morocco

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    Houssain Saidi  from Kalaat M'Gouna, Morocco

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    Taouss  Elhoussin from Kalaat M'Gouna, Morocco

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    Mohammed Tawoss  from Kalaat M'Gouna, Morocco

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    Nait  Said  Elhoussine from Kalaat M'Gouna, Morocco

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