The Ouaouzguiti Association is made up of a constellation of 125 artisans in ten Villages throughout the Siroua region. Founded over 80 years ago, Aicha is one of the leaders of the Association. This enduring Association makes a large variety of rugs.
Number of Artisans: 125
Association Founded: 193
Rug Techniques: Flatweave, Boucherouite, Intricate Hanbel, Zanafi, Low Hand-Knot
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Our Vintage pieces were usually made by grandmas or great aunts and then passed down through generations. Even when a family runs out of room or decides to sell an old rug, they’re bound to bring beauty to their next home.
Most Vintage rugs you will find in local Moroccan markets are purchased by male brokers, who visit neighboring villages and buy up all the pieces they can in one transaction.
Our process is different, as we work directly with the women selling these heirloom rug pieces. We visit their homes and neighborhoods to see the pieces in-person and negotiate face-to-face.
One telltale way to spot Vintage rugs is by their odd shapes, as they may have been made to fit into old buildings, or specific spaces generations ago.