- 18" x 18" x 12"
- Material: Leather, Sabra Silk
- Technique: Detailing, Machine, Dyeing, Tamp
- Handmade and designed by The Women's Leather Collective Of Marrakech
Used as a seat or a foot rest, poufs are one of the most popular items Moroccan crafters offer. They come in all colors and shapes and are customisable depending on the region or the maker.
Meet the Artisans
Meriam Ibchen: I never went to school after I graduated from primary school. I am married and a mother of two sons. I love my children a lot, so in order to provide them a better life along with my husband, I joined the association with my girlfriends and sisters. I hope to eliminate middlemen who exploit female artisans and achieve our mission for fair trade. In my spare time, I like hiking with my family around the city of Marrakech.
About The Women's Leather Collective Of Marrakech
The Women's Leather Collective was founded by Rkiya Ibchine and Souhad El Bahiz and is one of the very few, if not the only leather collective founded and run by women in Morocco. Souhad's husband was a famous leathersmith, who received an award as one of the best artisans in Africa in 2000. However, her husband fell severely ill and could no longer work and it fell to Souhad to continue her husband's business and craft. Since then, Souhad has thrived and has turned her husbands one-man business into a thriving cooperative that employs 7 women and brings on more members when larger orders come through. Several years ago, Souhad met Rkiya at a local craft fair, who was an expert seamstress and they decided to join together and have been inseparable since. Today, their cooperative products some of the best leather work on the market due to Souhad's expertise in leather and Rkiyas knowledge of sewing. Their ambition is as big as their ability, and they hope in the near future to move from their small workshop to a large store in the old medina of Marrakech.