Munni, a 40 year old weaver from Harmada, Rajasthan, learned the art of weaving from her in-laws at the age of 25. She hesitated to learn at first, looking at the monotonous knotting like it was the end of her happiness. Urged to develop a bond with the family, she spent time every day, and soon she would be the first to sit and last to get up. She is a mother of 3, and is so excited to spend all the money she’s saved up from weaving for them.
Barfi‘Barfi’ is a popular Indian sweet, shared during occasions and festivals. Munni named her Manchaha Barfi, because she wove this rug while her neighbours were preparing for a wedding in the family. She was so happy for them and the aura of their home filled the neighbourhood, and started thinking of the sweets they’ll soon start giving everyone. She wove in a box of the sweet, thinking to herself that people from other countries don’t get to experience the same joy. She shares, “Barfi is so sweet and full of love. The joy of celebration and family is irreplaceable and I’m glad I could weave in that reminder.”