All a part of the prisoners’ rehabilitation project in Bikaner Central Jail, Bhanwar, Subhash and Ashok feel privileged to get the chance to provide for their families while serving their sentence. Bhanwar is an experienced weaver, guiding and teaching the other two how to weave and create patterns. While Subhash is very observant to his surroundings, Ashok uses his time to reflect on life and learn lessons that help him heal.
TyoharThe rug, named ‘tyohar’, which means ‘festival’ is a complete celebration in itself. Its myriad motifs like trees, birds, kites, fish, scorpions and rangoli patterns are all elements we see in almost all major Hindu festivities. They have also woven in a ‘nazar battu’ which is traditionally put in front of houses to ward off the evil eye. Abundant with life and celebration, the rug is busy, full of life and activities like kite flying, but never overwhelming.