Weaving Life Against Cancer
About five years ago, Sajna Devi a middle aged artisan for Jaipur Rugs from Aaspura, Rajasthan, was diagnosed with malignant tumors after a phase of persistent discomfort. But Sajna Devi never considered Cancer a threat to her undying love for weaving. Unfettered by the treatment, unperturbed by the emotional and physical trauma, she pleaded that her loom not be taken away from her. Going with the flow, she easily overcame obstacles by merely focusing on her work and a never say die spirit. Knot by knot she weaved a beautiful rug and called it Sona bagicha. Her perception of her tumor, a garden that she saw in the hospitals where she was treated and other pieces of her imagination are all incorporated by her in the rug. Sona Bagicha was chosen as the best rug for 2016.