Kalli and Babulal are a happy couple residing in Narhet village, Rajasthan. They have been weaving for more than 25 years and proudly narrate the difference weaving has made in their lives. The improved finances of the family has provided for a better life for their 3 children, ensuring their education. Kalli and Babu Lal want their children to achieve great milestones in life and weave to ensure their children get a privileged life, they were deprived of.
The weavers drew inspiration from sand dunes and hills recreating the scene of a desert on the rug, knot by knot. They intend to depict the beauty and serenity which the deserts bear. The vertical pattern has been inspired from drapes which are made from leaves and are hung outside most homes in Indian villages, during auspicious ceremonies. The weavers chose a combination of bright and subtle colors to add drama to the rug and to break the monotony. They call their rug Manchaaha, which means self- designed from heart.