Laxmi is 36 years old and is from Kishanpura, Rajasthan. She picked up the art of weaving from her parents as a young teen that didn’t have the opportunity to get an education, but fell in love with it very quickly. She has been weaving for the past 22 years now and has 3 children: 2 daughters in college and a son in school. Her husband works as a mason in the village. She says that carpet weaving enables her to pay fees for her childrens’ education, and also gives her the freedom to imagine beyond the skies.
‘Prakriti ki Leher’ means the wave of nature, which is a name that aptly describes Laxmi’s rug. This is her 7th Manchaha, and you can easily observe how she can almost imagine every individual knot in the abstract stripe that goes across. Using traditional patterns as a base, Laxmi wiped the slate clean and brought nature to life by weaving in a mountain, a tree and a water fountain. She used colours that connect to nature as well and shares, “I’ve heard that people don’t get much nature in the city. This carpet will bring a wave of nature to that home, even more so as its made in the heart of it.”