Mamta from Kuchalwada, Rajasthan started weaving when she was 8 years old from her elder sister in Kekri, the village she grew up in. Now 32, she has a son and a daughter that are in primary school and her husband is working as a mason in a factory nearby. She is a calm and contemplative woman, and she spends time in observation to understand any information that is presented to her. She believes she understands what looks good on carpets and is confident that her designs will be her pride in the community.
Mann ka Dhayrya‘Mann ka Dhayrya ’ which means the flow of the mind, was an apt name of choice that Mamta gave for her first Manchaha. When she first started, she put together designs she saw in other carpets and her clothes but as she weaved she started to feel that the zigzag pattern would really bring the carpet together. Her family and the community agreed so she continued with the design and made small variations to put the flowers in it. She flowed with the design but still planned the colour base quite evidently, and she shared “You don’t eat the same food every single day, although the food is made by a person that has a particular style. It’s the same with my carpet. My design is one-of-a-kind and you will love it if you take the time to give it a look.”