This is Heshmia, she’s a member of a small women’s cooperative in Morocco. The cooperative is located in a small village in the Middle-Atlas.
In the photograph, Heshmia is holding a scarf she has woven for Tulsi Crafts. These scarves are made from vegetable sabra silk. Sabra silk is made of Aloe Vera fibres, it is a shiny fabric that doesn’t crease easily.
Heshmia made the scarves ‘burtu’ and ‘zahri’.