Pari Devi lives in Syar village in Rajasthan. She has 4 children, the eldest being Mahesh who works as in a computer lab in the village. Her second youngest daughter Pinki completed her graduation in Arts, and is planning to pursue Masters’ degree in the same field. The other two children study in school currently. She owns 20 goats, and loves to spend time with them. She has been weaving since past 30 years, and looks forward to opportunities of developing her own designs.
RitikaWhile making the rug, Pari Devi was helped by her daughter Pinki. They used to sit together in the afternoons to discuss the design patterns. Pari Devi is very fond of her children. The ‘M’ and ‘R’ letters in the design represent the initials of her two children-Mahesh and Ritika. She created a mirror image on the other side to maintain the symmetry. The rug has 2 ‘diyas’-the traditional lamps that adorn the interiors of her house. She love to have guests at their home, which she symbolizes by writing ‘Welcome’ at the top of the rug. In the center, there is a huge flower, which she finds in her backyard. It took her 1 month to make the rug. She named the rug ‘Ritika’ after her daughter, who is the most loved person in her family.