Du Ru La Mo

Spinner and Weaver

I am 47 years old and am Ba No Yong Zhun's younger sister. I have two daughters, one granddaughter, and one grandson. My daughters are 27 and 28 years old. Neither of them can spin and weave yet, but I would like to teach them. Currently they don't have time or the interest to learn these things. 

My mother taught me to spin and weave when I was 23 years old. Before I worked for TAHDA I would weave 2 or 3 blankets a year. The weaving only takes a couple of days but spinning fiber can be very time and labor intensive. It's hard work and can take months to prepare enough fiber to weave with.

I like working for TAHDA because I can do my hobby for work. I use the money I get to buy food and to help my grandson. 

I would rather be back in my home area, life is not tough here like it is back in my home area, but my heart is not here, I would rather be back there. 

I hope that in the future, I can keep working for TAHDA. I have never had any other real job, just farming and raising animals.