Prabhu, Puranchand and Ramphool are aged 51, 41 & 40 years and are all from Jaipur, Rajasthan. Mahesh is the youngest of the lot at 26 years old and is from Aaspura, Rajasthan. They are all new weavers with just 6 months of weaving experience and started because they were looking for something to stay busy with. It soon sparked their interest and they would start weaving quirky motifs at every opportunity. Friendly and playful, they are close friends that work through life as a team.
Dosti yaaron ki‘Dosti yaaron ki’ translates to the friendship of friends and is an apt name bringing together their quirky range of designs. The highlight in Prabhu’s column on the left was the kites and minarets that he had seen on a poster and was compelled to recreate on the rug. Puranchand the comedian really caught eyes with the guns he wove in, right above the quality supervisor’s face! He humorously shares that his bond with the quality supervisor is good and he was just provoking him to get a prie for his designs. Ramphool hid his symbolism in the patterns of his column and they were all connected to heritage in some way. Spears, small firecrackers and a traditional stool bring together a story of a historical epic that he heard growing up. The child in Mahesh really came out on his column with the different scenes he portrayed. Little squares that build a staircase were actually the edges of a wall while a rainbow shone in the back. Right above that were kites in the sky and that fades to a mountain setting with snowfall. He ended his carpet with smileys, simply because he was finished with his first ever carpet. These friends really bring out joy in the art of weaving and will keep you waiting for their next rug!