BASKET WEAVERS: KHADIJA +ZOUHAIR
The woven baskets and bags featured in our upcoming pop-up shop were created by weaver Khadija and her son Zouhair. The shop was started by Khadija’s husaband. He did the selling, she did the making. After he passed away, she took over the shop and faced a lot of adversity because their shop was in an area occupied by male only shops.
She now had to do both the weaving and selling to provide for her family...but it was difficult. Her oldest son, Zouhair dropped out of high school to help her because it was just too much to do on her own. They help each other.
*This is not Khadija. She asked not to be photographed as many Moroccans are superstitious in addition to the fear of being exploited by tourists.