of the community: Jaipur and Sanganner, Jaipur.
Name of the local entrepreneur/NGO/master
craftsman: Sanjay Sharma
Number of artisan:
About the group:
quilting community comprising of around 100 artisans are based
in Sanganner, in the outskirts of Jaipur. According to some
of the master craftsmen their families have been carders for
generations. But carding is not that simple. Since lighter
the quilt, the more evenly it is filled to make it warmer
and comfortable, the technique is to convert a kilo of cotton
to around 100 gsm. And it it takes almost a week to do this.
Quilting is the done mainly by the women
and three or four standard patterns have been in vogue for
as long as anyone can remember-Gol (concentric circles), phool
(flowers), paan (the betel leaf) and lahariya (vertical stripes
zigzagging down the face of the quilt) Two women work together
on one quilt and between them they manage roughly two quilts
a day, depending on the complexity of the design.