Majid who has been a part of weaving industry for the last 10 years is a 30 year old artisan. The way he respects and teaches the other prisoners is commendable. He started weaving as a part of the Central Jail Jaipur workshop in Feb 2019. Learning how to weave was a family trade, Majid was the only person who knew how to weave with maps. He guides the other prisoners to learn how to weave with the right techniques. The effort they put in making the designs are evident on the blank pages that are handed out in the prison. His experiments with his experience makes his designs desirable.
Prakriti se judav‘Prakriti se judav’ means to connect with nature, and it is how Majid and Arvind describe their blossoming Manchaha. Arvind learned how to weave recently, and so was following the lead of Majid for the design. In the rug there are many umbrellas to show the monsoon, while there are many other patterns like an eggplant and chilli plant, flowers, fruit trees and even elephants. These are all mixed in with other diverse patterns like windmills and even a large gate. The message that Majid shared with his rug is, “When it rains, everything starts to bloom. All you have to do is use an umbrella to avoid getting wet and dirty. Other than that it’s just beautiful.”