Sugna Devi lives in Kekari region in Rajasthan. Apart from being a designer weaver, she works in the fields nearby. A mother of 3 children, she loves weaving, as it helps her work from home and provides freedom of time. After completing her first design, she shares her experience- “I wanted to keep it simple. Thinking too much creates a lot of complexities sometimes. My rug is a result of simple thinking”.
Chidiya ki duniyaWhen Sugna Devi got to make her first design, she wanted to make the most of it. As she says, “I have made 3 different designs in one rug”. Her designs vary from colorful geometrical patterns to a playful depiction of her surroundings. While weaving the rug, a sparrow used to come to her courtyard and feed upon the grains she kept for her. “The sparrow used to accompany me every day. I think she also knew what I was thinking while making this rug”. The lower portion of the rug has recurring patterns of diamond shaped designs. She made a decorative shakkarpara in the center, and decorated the surrounding portion with the ribbons she bought to decorate house for her daughter’s birthday. She calls the rug ‘Chidiya ki duniya’(world of a sparrow), as she believes the sparrow was her companion while she made her first original design.