Fatma is a young Nubian girl, one of many girls born in the Nubian migrant villages in Luxor, which were built after the forced migration of Nubians in the 1960s from Aswan to new villages more than 700km away. She has never lived in the land of her ancestors, but has heard a lot about her Nubian heritage during night sessions with her grandmothers,
She has become specialized in crafting Nubian wool rugs. To her, they are more than just rugs: they are the process of reviving the heritage of her forefathers. She enjoys working on the traditional machinery to create, with wool, symbols of old Nubian village life.