Pooja is a 20-year-old weaver from Narhet, Rajasthan. Her aunt, who stayed next door, taught her how to weave while she was just 16. At a young age she got married but could never be completely herself even though her mother-in-law is a friendly woman, she said. She, therefore, made goats her companions and played with them. Now she finds herself extremely attached to them even though they are turning old and are less playful than before. Moreover, Pooja is a mother of a boy who is 1.5 years old but she is yet to figure out a perfect name for him.
Seat Cover‘Seat Cover’ is the name that Pooja has given to her rug. Initially she was confused in naming it just like she has been to name her child. Mostly, because the carpet stands apart even in Manchahas as it has a shape of its own. Earlier, Pooja’s husband was on a look out for a job and came across a few places where people used to make seat covers. He came home and shared the experience he had during the job search along with the kind of designs that he saw on the chairs. This suddenly spiked an inspiration in the couple to weave the designs of seat covers in their carpet. This was something that her husband might not have spent time to notice before which proves that art lies in every corner, one just needs to observe. Pooja’s husband helped her weave the designs into this rug. On moving from bottom to the top, they weaved prisms, pixels, flowers as well as leaves that were present on the seat covers. The base color of the rug is in a darker shade of blue while it has designs on it in contrasting colors including green, brown, black and yellow. This Manchaha is a symbol of a quirky love story of Pooja and her husband sharing their professional lives with each other through the rug – Seat cover.