This mostly flat woven rug is referred to as a “picture” rug as it contains motifs of different designs resembling old school writing boards. Each small design is unique and even some are tufted to a low pile. While the background is mostly a medium blue, two rose-colored rectangles are at the top and bottom. A beige-colored centered rectangle holds the largest zigzag design.
The weavers of N’kob produce some of the the finest rugs in Morocco. Fatima El Mennouny is a weaver of traditional rugs and a member of the Timnay Association. She is married to a local merchant with whom she has four sons and five daughters. She has taught her oldest daughters how to weave and they are carrying on the tradition.
The Timnay Association was founded in 2010 after an agreement was made between a group of women in the village of N’kob. The village of N’kob is located near Taznakht, a town known for its livestock and agriculture. These two activities contributed to making the town of Taznakht and the surrounding area well known for its quality natural handmade traditional products, thanks to the availability of natural wool and plants and other raw materials.