Arhal- Ait Atta Nomads

Each year, spring time, nomads of Ait Atta Nomads travel from south of Djbel Saghro massif ( South east of Morocco) through the high Atlas mountains, to reach the high fields of Tamda, near Ait Bougmez valley. In 2017, a team of archaeologists, photographer and an illustrator joined Ibrahim and Touda's family during their summer trip. Bellow are some of the photographs taken by Abdellah Azizi.

The Ait Atta nomads are an Amazigh tribes living in south east of Morocco, from the Saharan descent. Jbel Saghro massif is their original land. They spread out around in the valleys of Tafilalet, Ziz, Draa and Dades living a transient nomadic existence.

Traveling from Winter camp to summer camp

Brahim and Touda during the trip - Ait Atta Nomads
Karima

Karima

Herd owned by the family

Herd owned by the family

Crossing the road

Crossing the road

Karima helping making bread

Karima helping making bread

Caravan

Caravan

Brushing hair with Henna

Brushing hair with Henna

Cheeps running out

Cheeps running out

Waiting for couscous

Waiting for couscous

Karima

Karima

Yassine

Yassine

Mohamed

Mohamed

Brahim

Brahim

Touda making bread

Touda making bread

Summer camp

Summer camp

Summer camp

Burning bushes for feeding the camels

Burning bushes for feeding the camels

Feeding camels

Feeding camels

Touda fetching water

Touda pouring water

Winter camp

Touda preparing diner

Touda preparing diner

Karima leading goats into their shed.

Karima leading goats into their shed.

Brahim making tea for family

Brahim making tea for family

Brahim working in his new farm near his new house.

Brahim working in his new farm near his new house.

Mohamed runing near his school

Mohamed runing near his school

 Ait Atta Nomads

Special thanks to Thomas Reitmaier and his team, Laura the Artist, Abdellah the tour guide, and Brahim’s family.