Aaspura, Rajasthan, India.
MANCHAHA / ORIGINAL RUGS DESIGNED IN RURAL INDIA
Chandrakala / Moonbeam - by Santosh
About the rug: An artist feeling empowered, weaver designer Santosh’s Manchaha rug has a beam of moonlight going across it and an array of stars to express her dreams and journey. The belief in being identified for her art motivated her to etch her and her husband’s name into the rug, a mark of any true artist. She presents a time-capture of a recent travel to Jaipur city with a Khajur (Date-palm) tree, a fountain and a butterfly atop a flower. Santosh has reserved the name Chandrakala (Moonbeam) in the hope of getting a daughter and this rug marks the life and legacy of its weaver. In the form of a loving dream, you find Shankar and Santosh’s daughter, Chandrakala.
About Santosh: A weaver from Aaspura, Rajasthan, Santosh has always found a partner to weave with. She learned the art of weaving from her mother and later began to weave with her brother, then her husband. Weaving threads together helped her create strong loving bonds with her family. With two sons in school, she aspires for a daughter and to be known for the rugs she weaves.
Dimensions: 6' x 9'
Colors: Light Turquoise and Citron
Wool and rayon made from bamboo made in Aaspura, Rajasthan.
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What is it made of?
Wool and bamboo rayon.
Where does it go at the end of its life?
In India, handknotted rugs are kept for generations and generally passed down through families. Sometimes rugs are overdyed to provide a new look and feel to an older rug. Rugs are preserved and patches of them can be used for different areas. These rugs disintegrate and decompose and pose no harm to the environment. These rugs start and end from our environment.
Manchaha / Jaipur Living
In rural India, humanity exudes simplicity. Ideas are innocent. Imagination is boundless. Stories are everywhere. An art is born.
Manchaha, a design experiment with non-designers, ignited the power in the dying art of rug weaving. In every design there is a unique story to tell, full of emotions, dreams and the personality of its maker. Manchaha redefines art by tapping into the untamed fashion of rural India.