Manju from Achrol, Rajasthan is a young weaver who is 30 years old and has been weaving rugs from past 11 years. A mother of three boys, she learned weaving from her own mother. However, she wasn’t inspired to do so until she saw her neighbor earn money for herself and now she hopes to not only help her family but is motivated to design and knot more Artisan Original rugs.
Hariyali ki MalaManju took the natural landscapes she’s often heard of and seen, but never in person, as her biggest inspiration for her rug, Hariyali Ki Mala or the garland of greenery. She started with a colorful chain pattern, changing the shades every now and then to keep the elements slightly different from each other. That chain pattern represents a necklace that she wishes to buy someday. The rivers she remembers are represented by the flowing green-blue sections covering the rug partially from top to bottom. The rug highlights Manju’s imagination and even has small very detailed elements she’s fond of such as butterflies, flowers, and leaves perfectly shaped to mimic their real counterparts.