Durga is a 35 year old weaver from Aaspura, Rajasthan and she is a strong woman looking after her family. She adopted the art of weaving while she was very young, in her village. So as a designer she is very impressive with her technical skills. A shy individual with an expressive art, Durga has 3 children who are just as expressive as her art. She got her loom by saving 2 rupees every day to pay back the loan, and says, “Every minute I sit to weave I, feel proud that it was earned from my hard work.”
PaneerDurga is immensely attached to her children. This Manchaha was actually a trick she played to distract her children. It was raining quite heavily for many days and the children were nagging her every day for some paneer. Bringing it was nearly impossible as the store was a very long walk compared to buying other groceries, so she weaved it for them. Relating the smooth and soft texture of thread to paneer, she developed different shades and shapes for it. With the intention of giving it a real effect, the design came out with a 3D effect at the bottom. The contrast of colours which is quite evident on the top, sets a tone and gives a rhythmic flow. The setting of cubes and cuboids with imperfect measurements is the actual perfection of this carpet.