Samira Charroud, the daughter of a Moroccan father and a Dutch mother switches effortlessly between these two worlds. She stands with one foot in her mother’s Western culture, while her other foot stands in the Berber countryside of the Moroccan mountains.
That personal quest for her North African roots resulted in four woven carpets. Charroud not only relates a personal story in these works – that of her father’s, yet she also has more to say. It’s about courage and hope as well as sadness and homesickness. Furthermore, the carpets are an ode to the unique position of women in Berber culture.