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Artisan Originals LES-803

material

Wool and Bamboo Silk

weaving

Hand Knotted

texture

pile thickness

Albela
by Shishu Pal
Shishu Pal

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Item Code
RUG1111222


1,460

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Estimated time 6 to 10 days

  • 50% Wool 50% Bamboo Silk
  • LES-803 - Antique White / Classic Gray
  • Modern
  • Hand Knotted
Shishu Pal (40) & Mena (36) are two weavers from Taswariya, Rajasthan. They have a son, Mahendar. The couple has been weaving together for the last 25 years. As Sishu Pal studied only till 6th standard, he wanted to enhance his skills and look for a job, however that could not happen. Instead, he started weaving and even introduced Mena to the art. In their village, they both inspire other couples to weave together. Shishu Pal and Mena share a good understanding both professionally as well as personally. Their chemistry is quite evident when Mena, although she doesn’t know how to ride the bike, humorously offers to do it when they go to the centre to submit their finished carpet. The enriched bond that they share also comes out in harmony with their carpet designs.
Albela
Albela which means a wanderer who explores his own traits and desires is how the couple describe their rug. Shishu Pal clearly depicts the behaviour of a wanderer who will roam around and do things as per his will. Taking inspiration from henna designs that Mena draws, she wanted to weave it in her Manchaha as well. Towards the right she started weaving flower vines. While, Shishu Pal following his heart started weaving in opposite angles towards the left. Seeing which Mena said, “Yeh bel nahi albel hai!” Hence, the rug came out to be exactly the opposite of what Mena had recommended in the first place. The couple used subtle hues of pink, yellow, orange to weave flowers, and play around the geometrical designs like parallel diagonals, mountains and diamond shaped structures.

-Shishu Pal

  • Vacuum regularly to keep dirt from getting trapped in fibers.
  • If spills occur, blot immediately. Do not rub the stain.
  • Rotate occasionally to equalize wear.
  • Use protectors under the legs of heavy furniture to avoid flattening and piling.
  • If thread comes out do not pull the yarn, trim with scissor.
  • Periodic professional cleaning recommended
  • Free insured shipping worldwide inclusive of all taxes and duties.
  • Delivery Estimates: 6-8 business days India & International (In some cases custom clearance might take longer)
  • Return policy is applicable on manufacturing defects only.