Jamila and her son Adam pose inside their Taznakht home, which is also the headquarters of a weaving cooperative. Jamila spends most of her day in this room, or in the workshop around the corner.
This photograph, by Anna Beeke, is part of the traveling art exhibit, Untangling Threads: Women Artisans in Morocco’s Rug Weaving Industry. This exhibit displays documentary photographs of the life and lifestyle of women artisans beside their very own handwoven, Moroccan rugs. This exhibit has been shown in a wide variety of places, from New York galleries, college libraries, high schools, and street fairs and offers the viewer a glimpse into rural Moroccan life as it documents the life, culture, and craft of female weavers, while specifically focusing on artisans from rural weaving communities in the Middle and High Atlas mountains.