Sundari Devi and her two daughters, Mittu and Pooja, are from the village Aaspura, Rajasthan. Mittu and Pooja, both are studying in college and they have two younger brothers studying in a school. Their father is a daily wage earner. While both the girls have started weaving recently, their mother, Sundari Devi has been weaving since 20 years. For Mittu and Pooja, this rug is very special as they weaved it during their learning phase.
The design of the rug symbolizes a blend of thoughts of a mother and her two daughters. The design emerged gradually as they started weaving the rug. Sitting on the loom, their casual conversations about nature and its elements influenced their artistic craftsmanship, leading them to weave varied patterns on the rug. The random order of varied patterns on the rug is enhancing its beauty. The weavers have named this rug, “Neel” which is a Hindi word for the color Blue as it is the dominant color scheme.
To the owner of the rug “We have nurtured this rug for 22 days, and we hope that you nurture it further for your lifetime.”