Ratiram & Khyaliram in Bikaner Central Jail learned the art of weaving as a part of the prisoner’s rehabilitation program. Although in their 30’s, they were keen to be a part of the weaving workshop to learn a new skill and keep themselves busy. Soon, they connected to the art as a means to turn a new leaf and lead a new life.
Kinara 1‘Kinara’ roughly translates to ‘the edge’, and it is how Ratiram and Khyaliram describe the 3 carpets they’ve created. The carpets are just like triplets, almost impossible to tell apart. In Kinara 1, Rati and Khali have woven in geometrical patterns across the rug, to show their coordination in the form of symmetry. They’ve used a wide range of colours and have made the top of the rug just the same as Kinara 2 & 3. The reason their carpets have all been made similarly, is to weave a story from one to the next, just the way individual knots come together to form a carpet.