Ma Su

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Ma Su is a Bamar weaver who began weaving at age 13, learning from her mother and sisters on one of the 20 looms her family had at home. Before joining a workshop run by Turquoise Mountain's technical consultant, Ma Nandar, she would weave at home and sell her products to Thailand, but she was not making very much money. Now working with Turquoise Mountain, she has joined a group of weavers producing fabrics for international clients and five star hotels. Ma Su likes weaving in soft colours and can manage up to 60 heddles.