Rekha is a 24-year-old weaver from Narhet, Rajasthan. She has been weaving for the past six years now, learning from an elder woman in her neighbourhood. She is young, innocent and vibrant. Rekha’s father was ill, and he was in a condition that he wouldn’t be able to support the family and requested Rekha to get married at early so that she has someone to look after her. She readily agreed and took the situation as a challenge keen to work towards making the best with what she has. She has three sisters and two brothers. She pushes her sister to learn weaving so she can become independent soon. At her loom, she uses innovative tricks to speed up her work. For instance, she uses a mat to slide into a more efficient pose to work like a squat.
Pyaari Paydaan‘Pyaari Paydaan’ which translates to a beautiful entrance to the home is how Rekha describes her rug. Initially, she was confused and was unable to figure out what to weave when she first started off on her Manchaha. Her brother-in-law helped her out to draw inspiration by looking up for some designs online. While scrolling through several images her eyes got fixated at one which looked like an alluring entryway to a home. She took its essence and thought of dividing her rug into multiple sections. The bottom section has mountains, followed by diamonds and prisms while the top contains diamonds, squares and flowers, ending it with mountains right at the end. She has used multiple colors including shades of brown, blue, purple, white and more to weave this rug playing alongside her imagination.