Guddi Devi is a 25-year-old weaver from Khora, Rajasthan. She learned to weave from her mother at a young age of fifteen. She was keen to pick up the art before she could take it up as work. Weaving tied an integral bond that she shared with her mother. Soon it became an important part of her life as she spends most of her days weaving along with her sister-in-law, Suman (27). They love weaving together as a team because they can work and even look after their homes simultaneously. Guddi is a mother of two daughters so while she is at the loom her sisters look after them.
Lukacchupi‘Lukacchupi’ which translates to hide and seek, is a game played in villages and also describes the idea of this rug. The rug is a co-creation of three sisters-in-law Guddi, Suman and Sonu (22) who learnt the art from their mothers respectively. They have a unique technique of dividing the rug area and hiding the designs so that no one interferes in each other’s work or inspirations. As soon as they start weaving a Manchaha, they divide the colours amongst themselves. This allows their rug to be unique in different parts due to individual thought processes and colour combinations involved. Once they start approaching the end, they begin to discuss their ideas to bring the rug in rhythm. Since Guddi and Suman are mothers, they tried to bring in feminine accessories like clothes and patterns into their rug along with some designs that take them back to their childhood memories.