Weaving

  • Handicraft

Traditional weaving is still practiced in many regions of Morocco. Weaving, known as ‘Azetta’ in Berber, is a quintessential female occupation. Nowadays, even though synthetic materials are widely used, traditional weaving has retained its symbolic value. Despite being busy with various tasks, women continue to weave for their households, their daughters’ weddings, and for men, often turning it into an economically profitable activity. The emergence of women’s cooperatives in this field has provided a significant boost to this craft throughout Morocco.

However, while woven products are present in almost every market in the region, the cities of Taroudant and Tiznit are major centers of production. Various items can be crafted, including diverse types of carpets, blankets, white woolen fabrics (‘ihaykn’), multicolored belts, small rectangular shawls, men’s hooded garments (‘L”aslham’ or ‘azennar’ in Berber, ‘burnous’ in Arabic), djellabas, and more.

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