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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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.