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In Morocco, where men are responsible for most of their country’s artisanal production, women have maintained the age-old craft of  weaving.

Until recently these rural Moroccan women have remained all but invisible behind the warp threads of their looms, single-handedly passing down the weaving tradition from mother to daughter. In this way designs, colors, and patterns are preserved like family heirlooms, within each family, each town, and each region.

Untangling Threads: Female Artisans in Morocco’s Rug Weaving Industry, offers a glimpse into rural Moroccan life as it documents the culture and craft of female weavers, specifically focusing on artisans from three rural weaving communities: Ain Leuh, Ait Hamza, and Taznakht.

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    Weaving is not only a rural industry though. Rug-making was an integral part of home economies and entire sectors of the...
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