Aïcha, Rajae, Fatima, Houda:
Female Potters Moroccan Pre- Rif
Treasures made with the essence of life itself, the naked honesty and raw beauty of these pieces is not only a reflection of the place and culture where they are created but the most authentic expression of the enduring character of these remarkable women.
Learn more about their
extraordinary craft
Aïcha Tabbiz Potter
A master potter for fifty years, Aicha’s skills are extraordinary. She continues to use the techniques and motifs of the Sless tribe, but she also loves giving free rein to her inner artist and creating new pieces.
A force of nature, she never rests. The midwife of the village, when not making pots, she may be helping deliver a baby or building a neighbor’s bread oven.
An extraordinary woman whose love for clay and life makes her the radiant, humble, and extraordinary lady that she is.
Rajae Nabih Potter
Rajae is such a gifted potter with the experience and ability needed to continue the Beni Zeroual Tribe pottery tradition. Her elegant and detailed pieces are a reflection of her patience, tested by her three children every day.
She is a tireless worker who trusts that her talents and pottery pieces will make her children’s future brighter.
Fatima Kbibiche Potter
Fatima has dedicated her life to her fields, her livestock, and her nine children, like the majority of women from remote parts of Morocco.
She is also a true artist with a very personal approach when creating her unique pieces, a loving mother and tireless worker with the warmest smile.
Houda Oumal Potter
Houda is one of the few young ladies from the Rif who wants to continue making pottery.
She started modeling clay when she was seven following her mother’s footsteps. Her approach when creating is very delicate, and she manages to use the traditional techniques with her own experimental designs.
Her passion and determination will take her anywhere she wants.
Contact us if you are interested in acquiring their work or would like to receive a catalog dedicated exclusively to their pieces. ‘Ard provides a platform for Aïcha, Rajae, Fatima, and Houda to sell their pieces, and doesn’t make any profit from your purchase.
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Artisanal Immersion
Abdul Salem Doum Basket Weaving
The local environment dictates what natural materials can be used. Weaving with natural ribbon-shaped fibers, especially the leaves of a dwarf palm tree (doum), is a centuries-old Berber tradition in Morocco that has lasted many generations.
Originally performed only by men, today Moroccan women have also become experts making functional doum objects dedicated to domestic and agricultural uses that also represent an identity, meaning, and wisdom between present generations and their ancestors.

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