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> Customize Ain Leuh's Technical Crimson Hanbel
Rug Style: Zemmour HanbelPile: Flat Materials: 100% sheep’s wool, 75% organic, naturally dyed 25% pre-dyed wool from the marketTime to Make: Current weave time averages around 8-10 weeks. Rugs larger than 9' x 12' may take an additional 2 weeks. We do our best to visit the artisans every 2 to 3 weeks to capture the progression of the weave.
The Story Behind the Weave:This Hanbel will woven by the Cooperative Tisseuses of Ain Leuh.This women-only weaving Cooperative has existed since 1977 and was one the first weaving cooperatives officially recognized in Morocco. As of today, it is comprised of 24 full-time members. Ain Leuh is located in the Mid-Atlas Mountains and is known for these intricate Zemmour Hanbels which are showcased on the front and back of the pillow.Woven with 100% sheep's wool, the colors are a combination of hand-dyed wool as well as pre-dyed wool bought from the local Souk.This labyrinth-like weaving technique requires the highest level of skill and concentration. Each symbol that makes up the design is derived by an intricate system of counting. Listening to the loom and weft be woven together sounds quite similar to a plucking of a guitar.
Each rug is made entirely by hand so there will always be small variations in pattern, color and exact size (up to 10 cm variation) due to the organic nature of the materials but we strive to accurately capture the detail and color so you know what you’re getting.
If you need a custom size send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be in touch within 24 hours.
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