I live in India, which is a versatile country with differences not only in the demography, but also in culture, language, and tradition. I fell in love with our traditions ever since I saw the beautiful paintings and carvings in our temples. I have always been inspired by our rich cultural events, in which arts and crafts play a major role. We grow up learning the values and culture of our country, and sharing them with others always gives me immense happiness.
Art was always an important part in my life, and I have loved making art and teaching craft-making to children ever since I was very young. I first started making craft works when I was eight years old, when I made small cups out of coconut tree leaves to be used for making food in the village where there were not many utensils found. These cups were used to boil food (like dough) placed inside a closed vessel filled with water. When I was ten years old I learned from my grandmother how to make Jhumkas, which are earrings that are worn during most of the traditional festivals in our country. They are considered to be a sacred and important part of our culture, and I am excited to share this craft with people across the world.