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Artisan Originals

Snehalata
by Santosh Devi
Santosh Devi

Item Code : RUG1080088

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Santosh Devi is a 30 year old artisan from Itawa, Rajasthan. She’s been weaving for 12 years, spending the last 10 as a member of the Jaipur Rugs family. Her husband is a general laborer who helps her raise three daughters, all in school. She places a huge emphasis on education for her daughters and has set an example of how a woman in rural India can create beauty by seizing the opportunity and working hard.
Snehalata

With her second Artisan Original rug, Santosh Devi wanted to make something truly special, using her imagination, memories of things she’s seen in her past, and things that are a part of her home and life now. Throughout the months of her knotting this rug, a few things constantly whirred in her mind. Flowers, her home made of bricks, and clay pots for storing water, play a leading role in the carpet but the defining element was inspired by her two youngest children, Snehalata and Kismat. As young as they are, they realized this rug will be in the floor of a home bringing people together so they wanted their mom to put the word “WELCOME” in English at the bottom of the rug. They explained to her that writing it onto the rug means it’s inviting guests into the home. Placing diyas on the word welcome was Santosh’s way of adding an auspicious cherry on top.

-Santosh Devi

  • 73% Wool 27% Bamboo Silk
  • LES-241 - Sea Green / Capri
  • Modern
  • Hand Knotted
  • Pile Height 2/7 Inch
  • 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
  • Free Shipping Worldwide . Duties & Taxes are additional (can be upto 30% or more of order value) and need to be paid to the shipping company at the time of delivery.
  • Delivery Estimates : 6-8 business days India & International (In some cases custom clearance might take longer)