Santosh is a 21-year-old weaver while her mother Sushila is 41-year-old hailing from Ajabgarh, Rajasthan. They have been weaving for the past four years now. Weaving has been a part of their family for long and therefore, Sushila introduced her daughter to it as well. Sushila’s husband works in the village and observes their weaving on a regular basis. Whenever the mother and daughter duo gets stuck at some point, he often helps them out with his suggestions to proceed further.
Tokan‘Tokan’ which translates to a sign or a mark is the name that Sushila gave her rug. One day, while Sushila’s husband came back from work, he found his wife and daughter stuck at a point and suggested using a tokan on the rug. A tokan would be their unique symbol just like their Manchaha is. They weaved a prominent tokan in the center of the rug. The rug starts with flowers and leaves woven in different sizes across two parallel sections while keeping the rug base as blue. Moreover, towards the top there are some abstract patterns. The mother and daughter duo loves weaving Manchahas as it gives them freedom to express their thoughts and weave it knot after knot.