Weaving since the age of 18, Sushila has now been weaving rugs for 12 years. “Weaving rugs allows me to follow my passion while also helping me send my 2 sons to school. The fact that I can carry my family’s burden and earn enough to give education to my children makes me feel so independent and powerful and happy!” she exclaimed with a smile on her face.
FoolvariThe rug ‘Foolvari’ was inspired by the streets of the village of Itawa. “Walking to the market every morning, I would see the little weeds and pretty flowers creeping out of the sides of the buildings and from in between the cracks of the cement. These imperfections have a sort of beauty in their own, so each part of my rug was different parts of the village where I saw flowers: the lotuses floating in the lake adjacent to my home, the wild flowers peeping from between blocks of cement, and the colourful flowers swaying in the dark soil of my garden,” Sushila explained.