Fatima has spent many decades at the loom. Really, most women in her village have. But like most other women in her village, Fatma stopped weaving in the early to mid-nineties, except for a few rugs later on. When Fatma connected with reWoven, it had been sixteen years since she last woven. She and her sister, Tukazvan, returned to the craft at the same time. Both of them had been teachers, so they never had to rely on rug weaving to contribute to their families. Fatma was a Russian language teacher, while her sister taught math. But they both returned to the loom in their respective homes with such excellence that it was as if they had never left it.