Madhu is a 35 year old weaver from Aaspura, Rajasthan. As a young girl she spent time with her family while they wove, and every now and then she tried her hands at it till one day she was a young adult at the loom weaving her own rugs. She has 4 children, 3 sons in school and a baby daughter. She shares that weaving made it easy to look after her young children as she was home and could manage her time with a lot of ease. From a village full of creative weavers, she is surrounded by inspiration and learning, so weaving will only uplift her, never bring her down.
Rangoli Duniya‘Rangoli Duniya’ means world of rangoli, a traditional floor art made using colourful powders to make a design at the entrance of a home during festivals. This is Madhu’s first Manchaha and a glance at it easily tells you it came from the heart. She wove it with her niece Asha, and filled it with traditional patterns mixing in with the abstract that just flows from the hands, bringing it all together to look like a little, colourful world. You can see a river, some hills, a lot of flora, and even farmland. She shares that this rug is a glimpse of her eutopia, and the beauty she sees in nature around her.