Fatima was born in 1965 in Goulmima. When she was younger, Fatima lived in France where her father was working at the time. When she married, she returned back to Morocco where she now lives with her husband, who works in construction. Fatima is the mother of five children.
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.
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