Anju is from Udaipuria, Rajasthan where she resides with her husband, a tent shop worker, and two kids; a boy and a girl. She’s been with Jaipur Rugs for 4 years but has been weaving for 7 years in total. She’s formally uneducated but she’s a person who prides herself on her management skills, as she takes care of her family goats, all while providing high-quality knotting with minimal wastage.
Artisan Anju believes that every inch of the rug is an opportunity to tell a story and showcase the beauty that exists in her village. She has used sleek shades such as gray but wanted to add pops of vibrancy to all of the individual elements she placed onto the rug from her everyday life. Whether it’s the small repetitive details such as the diamond-shaped tiles or the more expressive and obvious, Anju was determined to throw her full imagination onto this truly artistic endeavor. She wanted her rug to showcase the harmony between her community and how it interacts with nature, which is why she has knotted homes, women carrying pots on their heads, children playing, men farming, and surrounded all of them with flowers, and a multitude of animals such as goats, butterflies, and a camel.