Artisans of Kalaat M’Gouna
Located in the southeast of Morocco, Kalaat M’Gouna is most known for its Valley of the Roses, celebrated every May by a popular Rose Festival. Mina, the matriarch of this Association, grew up closer to Tazenakht and moved to Kalaat M’Gouna after marrying her husband. She began teaching the weaving craft to friends and neighbors decades ago. In 1995, she formed a small Association made up of Villagers and extended family. Today, there are still 10 members and they make low hand-knot, boucherouite, and kharita rugs.
Number of Artisans: 10
Association Founded In: 1995
Rug Techniques: Low Hand-Knot, Boucherouite, Kharita, Kilim
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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.