A 23 years-old weaver from Sarojli in Rajasthan, Manisha is one of the most kind-hearted people in our community of artisans. She is very empathetic and helpful towards everyone in her village. Her neighbours seem to be in awe of her as she is quite popular for her skills in cooking, drawing, and stitching, a few of the things she teaches other villagers as and when asked.
SaloniThe rug Manisha has designed is named after an eleven year-old girl Saloni who has mild albinism which isolates her a little from most people in the village. In this creation, Manisha has woven in the different clothes that she has seen Saloni wear, trying to bring her aura and the confidence she carries into the rug. It also features the design of the mat she places on the floor of the loom where her son lies while she weaves. It is always in her sight as she is watchful of her son even while working. “Saloni means something that is beautiful, you just need an eye to see that beauty,” says Manisha of her little friend.