- 6'8" x 2'7" x 1"
- Material: Assouf Tadout,Sda
- Technique: Akrchal, Taska, Almanssaj
- Handmade and designed by Cooperative Lfarah
This is called a Hanbel, and can be hung on a plain wall to add a pop of colour. It is mainly woven with two colors or even more, and it often contains intricate geometric shapes and designs.
Meet the Artisans
Fatima Khaali: Fatima is one of the original founders of Cooperative El Farah and serves as its president. Fatima began weaving with her mom when she was only ten years. Over the years, she has developed her weaving skills and has continued to refine them at the cooperative. Fatima hopes that through her weaving she is able to provide enough income to support her two children since she is a single mother.
About Cooperative Lfarah
Cooperative Lfarah is located in the town of Timahdit, which sits squarely in the Middle Atlas Mountains of Morocco. The town is well known throughout Morocco as the rich fertile land is peppered with volcanic rock, which forms walls that separate fields from each other. The name Timahdit means, "the safe one," and the inhabitants lived up to its name as it was one of the most challenging areas to control during the French colonization. Since the 1950's, the people of Timhadit have relied on agriculture and raising cattle. Starting in 2007, the women of Timhadit wanted to expand their sources of income and decided to form the cooperative. Today, the cooperative provides meaningful income for over 8 women in Timhadite and surrounding villages.