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Soof Embroidery

Soof Embroidery is practiced by the women belonging to the Sodha Rajput and Megwar communities. The literal meaning of ‘soof’ is ‘neat and clean,’ referring to the outline of the designs created with a single stitch. The outlined regions are filled with satin stitches. The designs are mainly geometric in nature, with preference given to the chevron texture which is locally referred to as ‘leher’ (wave). Stitching in the Soof Embroidery is done by inserting the needle from behind the fabric, with the designs appearing on the front side. This embroidery is used for adorning traditional clothes and decorative cloth items.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Kutch

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