Residents of Shahpura village in Rajasthan, Naina and Sunita are 37 years-old weavers with 20 years of experience in weaving. They were very small when they used to come back from school and teach themselves the art of weaving since their parents were unwilling to teach them at such a young age. Naina is a lover of entertainment and enjoys watching movies and serials on the television. Naina has good leadership qualities. Sunita, on the other hand, is very spiritual and worships not only deities but also trees and animals.
Tikli‘Tikli’ is a Rajasthani word which means ‘small designs’, which is exactly what their Manchaha features in abundance. Naina’s part of the rug design is inspired by the things she watched on TV, from snakes to Lord Shiva’s hand drum. Sunita’s side of the rug is inspired by matchbox designs. It also includes a small temple, a cow being fed grass, oxen, tiger, etc. as she believes it is our duty to take care of animals.