Dafali Devi is a 40 years old weaver from Aaspura Village, Rajasthan. She lives in a joint family. Her husband’s name is Deruram who is a daily wage earner. She has 3 sons who are currently studying. She has been weaving since the last 20 years. She learnt the art of weaving from her husband who used to weave earlier. She says that weaving has changed her personality as now she has learnt to be more focused on work.
Sugna Devi is a 30 years old weaver from Aaspura village, Rajasthan. Her husband’s name is Prakash who is a daily wage earner. She has a son and two daughters who are studying. She has been weaving since 3 years and loves continuing with this work.
The design of the rug is an amalgam of various elements present in the natural surroundings of the weavers. The rug has been designed and woven by two weavers together who happen to be family members. The ladies used to engage in long conversations to decide the patterns which must go on the rug. As their conversations became more design oriented, the patterns kept emerging. They completed the rug in mere 25 days since they were passionately involved in weaving. The color scheme of the rug has been inspired by the mountains and the rivers. The rug has wavy motifs that represent the flow of the rivers. The square shaped structures represent “tokri” (basket), and the rectangular patterns represent patterns formed by bricks on a wall.