Surji from Manoharpura village is a mother of six and has been into carpet weaving for last 32 years. She enjoys Manchaha and wants to work on Manchaha only. She feels that Manchaha is a way that they can unleash the creativity they have inside their mind.
Lehre or LehariyaSurji has not seen the world outside her village but in her mind and heart she has envisioned how the sea side would look like. She created the rug with mountains and sea in front and she made boats and sail boats in it. For her this rug is like a window which opens and she sees this beautiful sea side. She also weaved lehariya pattern and rangoli in her rug to decorate it. As she says in her words “Initially I didn’t know what I was making I just followed my heart and it started coming up beautifully”.