Navrati lives in a quiet corner of village Dhanota, Rajasthan with her husband and daughter. Her husband runs a bike repair service for the local community while her daughter is not of age to attend school yet. Weaving helps her pass her time at home while she looks after her child, and all the quiet around her brings out her playful nature. She boldly offers her perspective on any topic that you ask her and seems to enjoy getting in and out of characters to make any conversation fun.
Before she began weaving, Navrati Devi thought she’d let the design of her second Manchaha Rug flow in as she weaves. What came to mind first was big flowers and mountain valleys. Walking around the village she noticed that there are many carpets with flowers and mountains, and that convinced her to change the design abruptly to something more colourful and geometric. She found her groove and weaved an array of patterns and styles loading up on red. She used up almost all the red yarn and creatively made use of the other colours. Being a fan of red and noticing that it sits on the bottom of the rug, she promptly named the rug Mirchi ka dabba, which means box of chilies.