Zulikha Rai was born in Ksar Khlil. She studied for a couple of years at the local school but then dropped out. Despite this, she has been one of the more active members of the association as she has represented her association at several local and regional craft fairs. She hopes that through her and the association’s work, they will be able to improve the lives of the women in the association and in her village.
Tahrouites cloths are ubiquitous in the areas around Goulmima and much of Saharan Morocco. 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 cultural 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.