Mamta Devi, a 28 year old artisan, is from Amarsar where she lives with her husband, a Jaipur Rugs weaver, and two children; a 6 year old girl and a 4 year old boy. She has been weaving for a few years now and absolutely loves it. A true rural Rajasthani woman, she has a love of daal baati choorma, the state’s most famous dish.
Mamta Devi took a unique approach to weaving her rug, Gagan. She first sought out the help of her sister-in-law, Komal, a college graduate with a bachelor’s degree. Komal suggested various elements that should go into the rug, but to make it a little easier to comprehend, she drew her ideas onto a piece of paper. Mamta Devi then took those designs and brought them into the three dimensional word with her. She combined the elements her sister-in-law suggested such as flowers and butterflies with objects she adored too much to leave out. She placed the planter pots found in her home at the base of her rug, used her favorite color green as the backdrop, and topped it off with “WELCOME” to ensure a feeling of warmth for everyone who sees it. She loved working on this so much, she was able to finish it in just one month.