She is the niece of Davorin Gropa.
Though she is blind, she is one of the most skilled seamstresses in all of Achrida. Because Davorin has increased the import of cotton into Achrida, she is becoming known as the best place to get garments made of the new fabric.
From the Books: "She turned to me. Delicate features and luscious, dark swirling hair made her stunning. She looked at me with piercing, intelligent, milky-white, unseeing eyes that held the memories of a well-lived life. “Now, who is this? No, Svet, let me guess. You don’t actually want to talk to me, anyway.” - ALMD, p. 223