Bimla is a 40 years-old weaver from Samarthapura in Rajasthan. Her knowledge of rug making comes from various sources as she learnt the craft from different people over time. She has been weaving for the last 22 years.
Nao Mein GharEarlier when Bimla used to visit her material home, there used to be a river and a water body that she used to cross. But, with time, the water body trickled down and gave way to land. Everybody knows how hard it is to find a water body in Rajasthan. So, Bimla misses the river and wishes to have a house near it, if not live in a boat itself. The Manchaha, named Nao Mein Ghar or ‘a house in a boat’ is her visualisation of how that home must look like and how she would live there with her family, cook all the traditional foods that she loves, fly kites and look at its surroundings.