The Timnay Association is located in the N'kob Village on the foothills of the Siroua mountain. The majority of artisans belong to the Ait Ouaghrda Tribe. The Association was founded in the 1980s. Today, it has 15 artisans work in the collective, which is run by Kebira. They produce a wide variety of weaves, from low hand-knot to intricate hanbels.
Number of Artisans: 15
Association Founded: 1980
Rug Techniques: Low Hand-Knot, Boucherouite, Kharita, Zanafi, Flatweave, Intricate Hanbel
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The Low Hand-Knot style of rug most often comes from the southeastern Tribes in and around the Siroua region.The pile of these rugs is much shorter than the hand-knot rugs from the north. Despite the shorter pile, these pieces are still quite plush and cozy.
One significant difference in technique with this rug, is the artisans usually pre-cut the wool prior to weaving on the loom, while the women in the north cut the wool after looping it around the loom.