Arhal- Ait Atta Nomads

Each year, spring time, nomads of Ait Atta tribes 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.

Brahim and Touda during the trip
Karima

Karima

Herd owned by the family

Herd owned by the family

Crossing the road

Crossing the road

Touda pouring water

Touda pouring water

Karima helping making bread

Karima helping making bread

Caravan

Caravan

Brushing hair with Henna

Brushing hair with Henna

Burning bushes for feeding the camels

Burning bushes for feeding the camels

Cheeps running out

Cheeps running out

Feeding camels

Feeding camels

Loading camels to truck

Loading camels to truck

Loading camels to truck

Loading camels to truck

Waiting for couscous

Waiting for couscous

Karima

Karima

Yassine

Yassine

Mohamed

Mohamed

Brahim

Brahim

Touda making bread

Touda making bread

 Ait Atta Nomads

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