Category Archives: Advocacy in Ain Leuh, Summer 2012

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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My Ain Leuh Family – عائلتي في عين اللوح

I’d like to introduce you to Khadija, the treasurer of the cooperative and the woman I’ll be living with during my two months in Ain Leuh. She is completely committed to her work at the cooperative, which she joined in … Continue reading

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Fourth Annual Cherry Festival of Ain Leuh – موسم حب الملوك في عين اللوح

Although Sefrou is famous throughout Morocco for its annual cherry festival, many of the cherries there are brought in from the Ain Leuh area. I recently learned that 40% of Morocco’s cherries comes from the area, so its no wonder … Continue reading

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A Funeral on a Hillside

Four not-so-tiny women and I (also not-so-tiny) piled into a small Honda hatchback yesterday to climb up and out of Ain Leuh into the surrounding countryside to a tiny rural village called Bou Harsh. Khadija wanted to pay her respects … Continue reading

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Welcome to Ain Leuh – مرحبا إلي عين لوح

As the grand taxi climbed further up the mountain away from Fez, the air slowly cooled and all seven of us stuffed in the car were thankful for it. Transport by grand taxi from town to town is cheap here, … Continue reading

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