Hanbel - Aicha (Flat Weave Wool Rug)
This beautiful warp and weft woven rug measures 3’4” x 5’2”. Flatweaves, known as hanbels in Ait Bouguemez, are durable handmade rugs that add natural colors to any open room. Crafted with 100% (locally sheered) Wool, by Aicha an artisan from a women’s collective in the High Atlas region of Morocco.
This rug was one of 5 purchased (as a gesture) from 5 different women -each in 5 different women’s collectives on the eve before International Women’s Day. Antiquated Joys chooses not to profit from the sale of these rugs, but to revel in the the idea that each of the 5 women awoke on International Women’s Day to find the message that their beautiful work was valued, and had been sold. Each of the rugs is being offered at the same fair trade price paid to the artisans plus taxes, duty and shipping.