Bugali, a young weaver, started weaving in order to support her family. Her father and 3 brothers work as daily wage earners in the village and mother is a weaver. Belonging to a financially deprived family, Bugali couldn’t continue her education despite wanting to. Now with Jaipur Rug’s alternate education program she is able to pursue education along with other women of her village, getting empowered with every passing day.
Mera Leheriya The design elements of this rug are inspired by Leheriya, a popular Rajasthani textile pattern. The colorful stripes seen across the rug are inspired by this popular textile pattern. These stripes are made within triangle like structures, which is inspired by Shakkarpara, a popular breakfast snack. To compliment these strips, Bugali has also taken inspiration from nature. Wanting her rug to bloom as a flower does, the weaver has woven flowers. The weaver says, “Just as a leaf beautifies the tree; the leaves on my rug will beautify your home”.