Houria was born in 1975. She settled down in Goulmima after marriage and now she has 4 kids. She only got to study for two years in primary school before dropping out. She gained experience in knitting thanks to the local women's association that teaches women how to make all kinds of local and cultural costumes.
The iconic Tahrouit are seen practically everywhere in Saharan Morocco as it is one of the most common pieces of clothing worn by women of the area. The Tahrouits are defined by black fabric stitched with intricate designs in neon colors. The designs stem from a blend of traditional Amazigh and Saharan cultures and most designs carry special meaning. For example, some designs note if a woman is married or if a woman is single. Although Taharouits are worn by the local women as pieces of clothing in Goulmima, they can alternatively be used as scarves, or home decorations such as bedcovers or curtains.