> Latifa's Everlasting Hanbel
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Size: 5.47 x 8.39 ftRug Style: HanbelPile: Flat with small pile dispersed throughoutMaterials: Sheep’s wool, organic spice dyes
The Story Behind the Weave:This Hanbel was woven by Latifa who is the cousin of Naima, pictured.
Latifa belonged to the Association Le Vieux Village which is a beautiful collective of women artisans in Tazenakht.
This rug style is called Hanbel. It’s woven with sheep’s wool from that has been washed, carded and spun by the ladies in the association. The colors were created with natural ingredients like henna, pomegranate, saffron, indigo, alfalfa and mint. While the majority of the weave is flat, the designs have a slightly higher pile, giving this piece texture and dimension.This was the last rug that Latifa made before passing away a little under a year ago. It holds extra meaning to the family as it's her last work of art. The profit from this piece will go to Latifa's children to help continue to support their future.