Laxmi is associated with Jaipur Rugs from past 2 years and weaving from past 7-8 years. Her husband works as a mason in the village. She has two daughters, both of whom study in school. She loves weaving and everyone in her family including her in-laws support her and respect her because of this work. After making this rug, she’s confident that she can make any design and would love to design more Manchaha rugs in future.
Haathi walaLaxmi grew up in a village surrounded by mountains. Every time she went to explore those hills, she wished to see an elephant which would come out of the woods and surprise her. She never saw one, but her wish never died. When she got to make her first design, she knew what she had to make. Her imagination came alive on the rug as she started weaving what she used to dream about-an elephant in the jungle. Being her first Manchaha Rug, she also made a little temple to bless her carpet and the home of the customer who will buy it. She also weaved wavy motifs of floral designs to decorate her rug. It took her 1 month to complete the rug, and she happily calls it ‘Haathi wala’(the one with an elephant).