Sita from Itava, Rajasthan is 29 years old and she enjoys the art of weaving rugs so much that she barely could spend her vacations sitting idle at home. Weaving for the last 10 years, she always found rug weaving as an escape from the real world. Rug weaving excites her and motivates her to keep going in life because she feels empowered by supporting her family financially. As a mother of two boys and living in rural India, she is extremely caring and strict at the same time. That same skillset is reflected in her personality and has led her to weaving very efficiently, with minimal wastage. She truly believes that determination is the most important factor of a good artisan.
‘Satrangi Odhni’ which is a multi-coloured traditional long scarf, is how Sita describes her 3rd Manchaha. Her design inspiration was a sari that she observed, and took this rug as an opportunity to express her creativity freely since she’s now a confident artisan. Every square is a play on 4 colours, using more bamboo silk as Sita is now exploring textures along with colour palates. This carpet is an outcome of a matured designer with careful thought and utilising every resource to it’s potential, with a finesse that cannot be trained, only expressed. Sita shares, “I have made this with a lot of love, and my design is well thought out. Keep this as a precious piece of art.”