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freedom manchaha collection
Handwoven carpets of hope
Freedom Manchaha is a sustainable initiative where long-term prisoners of Jaipur, Bikaner & Dausa Jail get to design their own rug spontaneously on the loom. A section of society set-up for failure are transformed through income and self-expression to heal and spark change in their lives. Each rug in the collection is a masterpiece of design inspiration and is made of 222,184 individual knots in every square meter using hand-spun leftover yarn in carpet production which cannot be used afresh.
Jaipur Central Jail | Jaipur Open Jail | Bikaner Central Jail | Dausa Central Jail
While learning to weave, inmates are encouraged to showcase their unexpressed creativity. Exploring colour through wool and bamboo silk, they learn to make knots and build their own color rhythms into carpets.
Creatively expressing themselves while learning a new skill, inmates rejoice to find a new meaning of life and freedom in their trapped physical spaces.