Amar Pal is an inmate in Bikaner Central Jail who learned how to weave before he was incarcerated at a contractor’s loom in his village. When the prisoners’ rehabilitation began, he was relieved to find that there is some way for him to work and provide for his family. Once the Manchaha initiative was introduced, it made him more contemplative and gave him an opportunity to express more of his artistic nature, something he wasn’t even aware that he had within.
Baarish‘Baarish’ which means rain, is almost like a piece of art by Amar Pal that visualizes the look of rain while in prison. The first half in red is woven to represent a fence with haziness in the background, while the diamond dots and changing pattern going up indicate rain and storm clouds. For a design palate so simple when it comes to the art of weaving, its representation comes together almost magically to show the depth in his style of thinking. “What I experienced is what I weave, and my work can be a window to a life that not many get to see”, he shares with a peaceful smile.