Soof Embroidery

Soof embroidery is also done by the Sodha, Rajput and Megwar communities. It is a counted thread styles using only one stitch also called soof, meaning 'neat and clean'. The designs are highly geometric, with a predominance of a chevron design called 'leher' or 'waves'. Any representational motifs are highly stylized. The surface satin stitch is worked from the back of the fabric by counting the weave of the fabric and inserting the needle of regular and designated intervals The designs for Soof embroidery cannot be pre drawn and are left to the discretion of the individual craftswomen, who need a good grasp of geometry to work out their designs.


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