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Mlouka & Naima's Kasbah Hanbel - Salam Hello
Mlouka & Naima's Kasbah Hanbel - Salam Hello
Mlouka & Naima's Kasbah Hanbel - Salam Hello
Mlouka & Naima's Kasbah Hanbel - Salam Hello
Mlouka & Naima's Kasbah Hanbel - Salam Hello
Mlouka & Naima's Kasbah Hanbel - Salam Hello

Mlouka & Naima's Kasbah Hanbel

Regular price $605.00

Size: 5 x 5.2 ft (1.52 x 1.58 m)
Rug Style: Hanbel
Pile: Flat with small pile dispersed throughout 
Materials: 100% live sheep’s wool, organic spice blends for dye  

The Story Behind the Weave:
This Hanbel is woven by mother-daughter duo, Mlouka & Naima.

Mlouka and Naima lead a beautiful collective of women artisans just outside of Tazenakht.

Made from 100% live wool, Naima and her sister Fatima carded, spun and dyed the wool themselves while Naima & Mlouka wove the piece. 

The colors were created with natural dyes using spices & plants such as pomegranate skin, beets, saffron, and indigo stone. While the majority of the weave is flat, the designs have a slightly higher pile, giving this piece texture and dimension.

The blue border surrounding the piece represents the defensive wall that usually surrounds a Kasbah. The geometric shapes within the walls represent symbols from the Tamazight language as well as symbolism of protection, strength, and luck to name a few.