Taroudant – The Fourth “Ouzguiti Carpet Festival” in Taznakht, about 80 kilometers south of Ouarzazate, organized from May 28 to June 4, 2016, was an opportunity for women’s cooperatives to promote and commercialize their handcrafted rugs to a large audience.

Organized under the theme, “Ouzguiti Rugs, Immaterial Capital,” the festival aimed at promoting local products and providing professional training to local women in marketing and meeting international standards.

The festival was kicked off in the presence of Fatema Marouane, Minister of Handicrafts, SocialEconomy and Solidarity, accompanied by the governor of the Ouarzazate Province and a group of officials.

On the first day of the festival, the officials attended live exhibitions of all stages of making traditional rugs by local women.

The Minister visited the exhibition halls of the carpets, which included more than 146 galleries featuring carpets with attractive colors and symbols representing the culture of the region.

Fatema Marouane, Minister of Handicraft and Social Economy and Solidarity.

Fatema Marouane, Minister of Handicraft and Social Economy and Solidarity

Galleries at the festival of Rugs in Taznakht

Ouzguiti Carpet Festival in Taznakht (1)

Ouzguiti Carpet Festival in Taznakht (2)

Ouzguiti Carpet Festival in Taznakht

Ouzguiti Carpet Festival in Taznakht

Ouzguiti Carpet Festival in Taznakht

Ouzguiti Carpet Festival in Taznakht

Ouzguiti Carpet Festival in Taznakht

Ouzguiti Carpet Festival in Taznakht

Ouzguiti Carpet Festival in Taznakht

Ouzguiti Carpet Festival in Taznakht