Sita from Itava, Rajasthan is 35 years old and she enjoys the art of weaving rugs so much that she barely could spend her vacations sitting idle at home, she always found rug weaving as an escape from the real world. Rug weaving excites her and motivates her to keep going in life because she feels empowered by supporting her family financially. As a mother of two boys and living in rural India, she is extremely caring and strict at the same time. That same skillset is reflected in her personality and has led her to weaving very efficiently, with minimal wastage. She truly believes that determination is the most important factor of a good artisan.
Neel PariNeel Pari or the blue angel is a creative take on Sita’s whimsical universe. She weaved colorful flowers, petals and designs that she recapitulated from her previous works. She framed all her works together in the form of this rug. “It was my first Manchaha and I was very scared. Somehow I gathered some courage and now the scene is such that I happily ask for more of Manchaha orders than the regular ones”, she says. She further went on saying that weaving her own design made her feel independent and lively. In fact, she was so happy that with her newly found freedom, she weaved a small “J” at the top left corner of the rug. Full of life and energy, she will never miss out inviting you at her home for dinner.