The Ouaouzguiti Association is made up of a constellation of 125 artisans in ten Villages throughout the Siroua region. Founded over 80 years ago, Aicha is one of the leaders of the Association. This enduring Association makes a large variety of rugs.
Number of Artisans: 125
Association Founded: 193
Rug Techniques: Flatweave, Boucherouite, Intricate Hanbel, Zanafi, Low Hand-Knot
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The Low Hand-Knot style of rug most often comes from the southeastern Tribes in and around the Siroua region.
The pile of these rugs is much shorter than the hand-knot rugs from the north. Despite the shorter pile, these pieces are still quite plush and cozy.
One significant difference in technique with this rug, is the artisans usually pre-cut the wool prior to weaving on the loom, while the women in the north cut the wool after looping it around the loom.