Santosh is a 28 years-old weaver from Narhet, Rajasthan. She has been weaving for the last decade, ever since she got married. Her weaving was initially a means to supporting her husband as he continued his studies. She is a confident, hard-working, and courageous woman who readily takes on responsibilities with a smile. She is the daughter of weavers as well as has two daughters and one boy. She says that her first Manchaha allowed her to practice the virtues that she thought she lacked because she couldn’t pursue higher education- thinking, creating and designing, all by herself. She was able to express what she wanted.
Rang Birange EetWhile weaving this rug, Santosh’s home was in construction and labourers were laying bricks for the walls. She noticed that all the bricks have the same reddish colour and started wondering why aren’t they all of different colours instead. That is why she has spilled her imagination onto the rug and woven colourful bricks in the same, which is what ‘rang birange eet’ means.