My wife and I visited the Salawas village as part of our Bishnoi tour beautifully guided by Om ji. The hands-on pottery experience, interacting with the Bishnois and the special opium ceremony, spotting the black bucks and the siberian cranes and exploring the streets of Jodhpur. But the one that will stay forever in our memory is the memorable time we had at Om and Chhotaram Prajapat ji‘s house in Salwas village around 20 meters from Jodhpur’s city center. We were served delicious home cooked food, had a first hand experience of the weaving of a dhurrie and the various hand tools used. We were so fascinated by the colors and patterns that we wanted to have one for ourselves and gift one to our friend. We wanted to have dhurrie made with cotton and using vegetable/natural dyed. Om ji patiently showed us all the dhurries available and we instantly fell in love with the green and also requested for another to be made in blue. They agreed to it immediately and promised to deliver within four weeks. We left their place satisfied with the experience we had and the great hospitality that was showered upon us. And in two weeks time, the blue dhurrie was delivered and we were so delighted to receive it. Overall, an unforgettable experience. Would highly recommend their village safaris, Dhurrie shopping and also their homestay if you have time.
We will visit them again.