Lada is 40 years old and has been weaving rugs from the past 23 years. She learned the art from a government institution that was providing these courses as a way of promoting rural welfare. From Juniya, Rajasthan, she is a proud mother of 2 daughters and a son. They have great respect and love for her dedication in grooming and nurturing them in the best of her capabilities. Her daughters also picked up the art of weaving from her to support her and share that same love and dedication for their family. If you’re looking to spot a perfect traditional Indian family, go no further!
PayalPayal means anklet, and this Manchaha is a dedication by Lada to her daughter. The patterned designs on this carpet are arranged similarly to the traditional anklets worn by women and girls in India, where simple designs are worn regularly and intricate ones worn for celebrations. This rug pays homage to both the simple and the intricate, adorning the floor for the everyday and for the once-in-a-while. Out of excitement, Lada shares, “When this carpet was being rolled and unrolled, I felt I could hear the trinkle of the anklets with that feminine grace.”