Parmaben was born in Makhiya (Anjar). She was married in Bhadroi. Her husband also had sheep and goats, but he sold them. They have one son, four daughters, and ten grandchildren, and live with the son and a daughter who studied to 6th grade. Parmaben learned embroidery from her mother when she was a child. She embroidered her own work, as was the custom, and did a little embroidery for sale within the community. When her eldest daughter was about to present her dowry, the Dhebaria elder council instituted the famous embroidery ban. Parmaben stopped embroidering then, but in the past three years, has embroidered again for Kala Raksha.