Kanchan is the sister-in-law of Urmila and they both enjoy working together in their village Achrol of Rajasthan. Kanchan is 23 years old and Urmila is 28 years old. They have been weaving for the past 7 years now, 6 of which have been with Jaipur Rugs. “After sending our kids to school, our love with the loom starts sharp at 8 am”, says Kanchan with enormous joys and excitement.
ChameliThe rug draws its inspiration from the aromatic trees of Chameli (Jasmine) that once adorned the village of Achrol in Rajasthan. “Urbanization has left none of us untouched, it is sad that even our small little village is under its dominance now. We miss the sweet smelling trees of Chameli that beautified our garden in the village”, says Kanchan and Urmila with a feeling of despair and regret. Their love for the magical aroma of Jasmine is truly reflected in the rug that they have weaved.