What’s the most satisfying part of your job?
Ambrish possesses a wisdom and assertiveness that leaves you feeling as though you’re in the presence of someone much older. “Like a cook finds satisfaction in the obvious enjoyment of his guests,” he says, “I’m satisfied when others appreciate my creation.”
Weaving a Lombard rug requires two people working together, in tandem, on the same loom. “I know the psychology of all the artisans,” he tells us, looping the horizontal threads through the vertical ones. “I know who works well with whom, and then I place them together.”
When he finishes work, Ambrish likes to watch the news. “I’m not really interested in soap dramas; I like to know what’s happening in the world, in my country,” he tells us, more serious than he has been so far. “We have a new Prime Minister,” he winks, “I’m watching him closely!”
Ambrish Bharti, 29, weaver