Surji from Manoharpura, Rajasthan is a mother of six children; four daughters and two sons. She is 43 years and has been weaving rugs for more than 25 years now. She enjoys Manchaha and wants to work on Manchaha only. She feels that Manchaha is an escape from the harsh realities of life and is a means to unleash the creative potential that women weavers of her village carry.
‘Mann ki saree’ which translates to the saree of my mind describes how Surji thought of the unique geometric pattern on her rug. Although not a fan of grey, she merged the shades together well in a manner that brings to life the glimmer of mirrors on a matt surface. She adorned the drape of the saree with flowers for a more direct feminine touch over the grey base. Her understanding of design really flowed through, leaving our designers stunned at her depth of design. She shares ,”This rug is anything but sad. I took something simple and added colour to it through design and emotion.”