Lada Devi lives in Kekri with her family. She is a mother of 3 children-2 daughters and one son. She is the only bread earner of her family, with her husband unable to work due to a chronic illness. She has been weaving since past 25 years, and has mastered the art over the decades. “I feel gifted after making my first original design. I feel proud of my efforts”, she says.
Neela galichaLeading a simple life in the village, Lada Devi’s dream is to someday own the biggest diamond in the world. Undeterred by reality, she lives her fancy on her first Manchaha design. She weaved hundreds of diamonds, of different shapes, different sizes and colors. She likes blue color, and has used it the most in her rug. When the rug was half completed, she got ill and had to stop working for a few days. When she started again, her mind had changed. She completed the rug with a big multi colored diamond towards the lower part surrounded by abstract design patterns. She calls it “Neela galicha”(blue carpet), as in the end, she feels that her love for blue color was the only constant throughout the rug.