Hansa from Nareth, is happily married and has three children; 2 boys and a girl. She’s been weaving for 25 years with the past 15 with Jaipur Rugs. In that time, her husband has been her biggest advocate and support system. When others ask about her designs, he explains every detail with pride and loves to appreciate her talent in front of everyone.
DiyaIn Nareth where Hansa is from, and like most other rural villages across India, the diya plays an integral part in celebration, faith, and pure convenience. During holidays like Holi, entire homes are lit up using just the tiny but tranquil flickering flames of multiple diyas. It’s with this significance that the rug ‘Diya’ was born in the hands of Hansa Devi. The moment she saw the bounty of colors in her Artisan Originals’ rug kit, she knew that she had to make diyas using every hue given. However, purposefully, she chose to leave out the flames because she believes that boxing in the design with just one item will restrict the creativity and perspective of anyone else who looks at the rug. She loves that some people think her rug design is inspired by a school of fish or ocean waves. This freedom of expression is exactly why she loves making her own rug and she even weaved her name into the top of the rug to signify her creativity.