> Malika’s Technical Glaoui
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Size: 2.3 x 3.3 ftRug Style: GlaouiPile: Flat with small pile dispersed throughoutMaterials: Sheep’s wool, organic spice dyes
The Story Behind the Weave:This Glaoui rug was hand-woven by Malika. Malika is part of a women’s only association in Anzal, about 28 kilometers from Tazenakht.Malika is originally from a village off the Tizi n'Tichka, a famous passageway linking Marrakech to the southeast of Morocco, and now lives in Anzal with her husband and two young children. This rug style is known as Glaoui. It is an extremely technical weave and took Malika two months to complete. The Glaoui style incorporates three techniques: Hand weaving, hand knotting and hand embroidery. The weave was made from 100% live wool, which the women of the association carded, spun, and dyed themselves. The colors were created with natural dyes such as henna, pomegranate, saffron and indigo. The black and white fibers are natural, undyed wool. Varying piles give this piece texture and dimension.