Keltouma and the Artisans of M’rirt
Keltouma and her daughter Soukina lead this group of 25 artisans from a Village just outside Beni M’rirt, in the Middle Atlas Mountains. Founded in the early 2000s, the collective makes medium to high hand-knot rugs, as well as M’rirt Zanafi rugs, a style named after the region. Traditional rugs from this region use a thick knotting technique, which makes the rugs feel extra plush.
Number of Artisans: 25
Association Founded: 2000
Region: Beni M’rirt/Middle Atlas Mountains
Rug Techniques: Boujad, Medium-to-High Hand-Knot, M’rirt Zanafi
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Mixed weaving techniques represent a new modern technique where the artisan will bring two techniques she specializes in.
The combinations could be endless either combining two techniques such as Zanafi x Hand-Knot, or three Hand-Knot, Flatweave x Zanafi.
These rugs usually showcase quite modern designs.