Manbhar is 40 years old, and lives with her family in Kekri village in Rajasthan. She has 3 daughters, two of them being married and one studies in school. Her daughter Laxmi, who helped her in designing the rug, is 25 years of age, and she learnt the art of rug-weaving from her mother. Manbhar loves weaving rugs as it gives her the freedom to work from home while taking care of the household chores.
ManbharThe rug is made by Manbhar, who was helped by her daughter Laxmi. While making the rug, the mother-daughter would sit together and discuss the ideas that came into their minds. They both relied on their instincts which resulted into a free-flowing work of art, which directly came from their hearts. Manbhar took inspiration from various elements which she saw in her day to day life. The flower vase in the rug resembles the one she saw in her daughter’s book once. Her daughter Laxmi loves the shakkarpara snacks that are made in their house, which she has woven on the rug. They also tried to capture their interaction with nature by weaving flower and leaves design into the rug. This being her original design, Manbhar has truly made it from all her heart. Hence, she calls the rug ‘Manbhar’, not just because it is her name, but because the word means ‘to my heart’s satisfaction’