This carpet was handwoven by Haja Rokia. Haja Rokia lives in the southern Moroccan province of Ouarzazate, in a town called Tazenakt.There are more than 27 weaving cooperatives in Tazenakt, making it a popular stop for middlemen from larger cities, who come to buy in bulk.Haja Rokia belongs to a cooperative called Aknif Glaoui. She’s one of the oldest women there. The day I visited Aknif Glaoui, four women were working on three looms while one of their babies looked on.Haja Rokia spent seven months creating this gorgeous carpet. She created the rich yellow color with variations of henna and saffron. Repeated geometric elements and the use of dappled gray make this piece feel modern, although it represents thousands of years of artistic tradition.
Size: 3.8x7 ftRug Style: Moroccan Hand-KnottedPile: Small100% live camel fur—strong and lustrous. Natural and spice dyes.