Born in Gafsa, Hmida Ouohada, weaver, made murals in Gafsa weave that earned him the admira¬tion of connaisseurs. His Gafsa klims and his Aouled Boussaid mergoums have designs Inspired by regional customs, such as scenes represen¬ting marriages, souks or caravans. He also wove portraits of famous scholars, such as ibnu Sina (Avicenna) or Pasteur.
He had a passion for handcrafts in the region, and was creative and inventive in his work.
At a very early age, on 1 December 1953, he joined the Tunisian Crafts Office. In 1965, he was appointed regional administrator of the National handicrafts Office, a position he held for over twenty years.
After his retire-ment, he continued his creative work and his training and advisory activities until his death on 6 February 2001