Category Archives: Advocacy in Ain Leuh, Summer 2012

A fuller profile of Khadija Oujkak

All I’ve learned this summer and the work I’ve done has been thanks to Khadija Oujkak, the woman I have been living and working with these past five weeks. I have grown to really respect her positive spirit and perseverance. … Continue reading

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My daily routine in Ain Leuh

I’m exactly half way through my time here in Ain Leuh and have fallen into a very comfortable rhythm. I wake up at about 8:30am, go to the shop up the street with the money Khadija gives me to buy … Continue reading

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Traditional Motifs in Amazigh Weavings

The Cooperative des Tisseuses d’Ain Leuh produce detailed pieces that take months to complete. While the High Atlas of southern Morocco and the urban carpets of Rabat are famous for their pile rugs, which are created by tying knots, the … Continue reading

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Examples of the Cooperative’s work

Here are a few pictures of the cooperative’s weavings, to give an idea of what their work looks like. More pictures posted on the Cooperative des Tisseuses d’Ain Leuh Facebook page.

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What is an Amazigh weaving? – ما هو منتج أمازيغي؟

Unlike the large Arab cities of Fez, Rabat and Casablanca, Ain Leuh is considered a Berber, or Amazigh village. The Amazigh people have populated North Africa for centuries – textbooks say since around 1500BC – and historically have wandered the … Continue reading

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