Maria de Jesus grew up watching her grandmother weaving. And she learned from her, although she never devoted a great deal of time to the weaving loom before leaving to Lisbon, when she was 22 years old. She stayed there for more than 3 decades.
When she returned to Limões, aged 55, she rediscovered the ancient appeal and she restarted to weave on a weaving loom with over 100 years old, bought by her daughter. Since then, she’s always working.
She began by helping her daughter Sónia, at that time responsible for Limões’ cooperative. She supported all the boards and became president in 2007, a position that she still holds today.