Koshalya and Sumitra live in Aaspura village in Rajasthan. Koshalya is a mother to 5 daughters, and knows weaving since 30 years. Having grown up in a farmer’s family, she occasionally helps with farming as well. Sumitra has 3 children, all of whom study in school. Their husbands work as farmers and masons in the village. Both Koshalya and Sumitra enjoyed the experience of weaving together, and they say that the process helped them understand each other better than they did before.
Hariya PodinaBeing neighbors since years, Koshalya and Sumitra have spent many moments together. This rug is an example of the fine chemistry that they share. When they started weaving, they often used to sit and discuss their thoughts. The initial half of the rug shows similarity in the designs. As they progressed, they let their minds flow, and weaved what they individually thought of. The latter half of the rug showcases individual interpretation of the surroundings. While one house is big, the other one is smaller. One side shows mushrooms, the other shows flowers of varied sizes. The design reflects individual personalities, while maintaining a tone of harmony throughout the rug.