Phooli is 50 years-old from Dhanota, Rajasthan, and has an experience of 20 years in weaving, a skill she inherited from her mother. In her first Manchaha, she merged her weaving skills and her daughter-in-law’s creative imagination to breathe life into the design. In seeking support from her daughter-in-law, Phooli exemplifies how craft and art is bound in family traditions and passed down as a priceless heirloom, from mother to daughter, and mother-in-law to daughter-in-law. Phooli has four children, one of whom is a compounder, and the others are still pursuing education.
Meri BetiThe rug woven by Phooli is a true testament of the significance of the support of our loved ones. Meri Beti, which translates to ‘my daughter’, is a rug that weaves together her precious relationship with her daughter-in-law, a kindergarten teacher, in a soft yet eye-catching colour palette. It features images of a young girl along with flowers and pyramidal patterns, visuals inspired by the pictures in the books she teaches from, in a simplistic yet heart-warming fashion. The rug is an authentic translation of the essence of a Manchaha creation.