Maya is 30 years old and is an inhabitant at the Samarthpura village of Rajasthan. She has been weaving rugs from past 11 years now and has inherited the skills from her mother. She loves cooking food and spending time at her farm in the village. She is a proud mother of one girls and one boy, both of them are school goers.
AakashArtisan Maya was delighted to weave twin carpets at the same time on her loom. She named one of her carpets as Akash which means sky, while the other one became Vikas which means development. She weaved them with utmost love and affection. “It was interesting to weave two different rugs together; I kept the color different and made similar patterns so that they resemble each other. For me, both were equally important”, she says with a sweet smile on her face. On different hues of blue, she weaved butterflies, two parrots and different colorful motifs to adorn her beautiful Aakash or sky.