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Artisan Originals

Akda
by Gayatri Devi
Gayatri Devi

Item Code : RUG1086995

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Gayatri Devi lives with her family in Pachhudala village in Rajasthan. She has two sons, both of whom study in school. Her husband works as a tailor in the village. She has two goats, who she calls Kali and Dholi(meaning black and white). She has been weaving since 7 years, and aspires to make more of her original designs.
Akda
Gayatri Devi took inspiration from her ‘Leheriya’ saree to make this rug. There was one particular design of ‘Akda’(curved metal hook) from her saree that she liked a lot. She created a wavy pattern of the ‘Akda’ on the lower part of the rug. This being her first original design, she was very confused initially about what to weave on the rug. She used to have restless nights thinking about the patterns and designs. Her husband being a tailor, she had seen him stitch varied designs onto the clothes. She took inspiration from him, and started designing the rug. The rug showcases repeating patterns of flowers, leaves, and wavy motifs in the upper part. It took Gayatri Devi a month to complete the rug. She calls the rug ‘Mera Leheriya’-meaning, my Leheriya, after her saree where she had seen her favourite design.

- Gayatri Devi

  • 77% Wool 23% Bamboo Silk
  • LES-255 - Amber Green / Gold Spice
  • Modern
  • Hand Knotted
  • Vacuum regularly to keep dirt from getting trapped in fibers.
  • If spills occur, blot immediately. Do not rub the stain.
  • Rotate occasionally to equalize wear.
  • Use protectors under the legs of heavy furniture to avoid flattening and piling.
  • If thread comes out do not pull the yarn, trim with scissor.
  • Periodic professional cleaning recommended
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