Koyali is a 40 years-old weaver who has been weaving for the past two decades. She has four kids, Gulabi, Akshay, Lalit, and Preeti who is 19 years-old and has inherited the craft from her mother. Initially very mechanical in her rug making, the Manchaha helped Koyali to allow her creative wings take flight and design something from the scratch. Her daughter Preeti, who has been weaving for two years now, was her motivation and partner in developing her personal weaving style. She is very close to Preeti because she always supports and empowers her to be better.
Gan aur Ganaab‘The rug’s name means ‘cube and cuboid’, shapes which are abundantly woven in the Manchaha. Even though Preeti had to drop her education at class 8 after she met with an accident, she remembers loving to study Maths and the many shapes and forms. Even though she couldn’t go as far as calculating the circumference and area of the shapes, she used to love them. When they were assigned the Manchaha, Koyali was inspired by Preeti’s passion for studies and her want to continue the same in future. The mother and daughter duo have translated their special relationship and Preeti’s passion for studies in this Manchaha wherein the cube and cuboids are representative of future aspirations and dreams.