Urmila is a 40 years-old weaver from Ajabgarh, Rajasthan. She has an experience of 20 years and learned to weave from her mother. Even though hesitant at first to take up a new risk like a Manchaha and after a lot of convincing from her quality supervisor, Urmila ended up enjoying the process of weaving her own design for the first time. She is a quiet and reserved person but very hard working. Urmila is a mother to four children.
Feeke se RangeenDespite starting on a very hesitant note, Urmila grew very personal about her Manchaha as she would isolate herself while making the same. She believed that by isolating herself from discussions about it, she can really make something unique. The name of the rug translates to ‘from dull to colourful’, which is because the colours she first got to weave her Manchaha were not so bright, as opposed to what she liked. The rug features Rajasthani patterns and motifs like huts and mountains. As you move towards the top of the rug, it starts to shine as there is a glitter that comes out of the same simple designs, which is more in tune with who she is and what she likes. This gives the rug a very unique abrash-like effect.