This very special textile is completely embroidered in Suf embroidery on a hand woven wool base.
Suf, a form of counted thread embroidery practiced in the Kutch region of Gujarat, western India. It is worked from the back of the fabric. The patterns are generally based on a triangle or ‘suf’, and are geometric, symmetrical and very detailed.
This form of embroidery was traditionally used to decorate a bride’s collection of clothing and part of her family’s gifts to the fiance's family.
Suf embroidery was also known from neighbouring Sindh, in modern Pakistan. In 1972, and as a direct result of the India-Pakistan War (1971), many Hindu communities, including embroiderers, migrated from Sindh in (Muslim) Pakistan to neighbouring (Indian) Kutch, thus introducing new elements to Suf embroidery in Kutch.
Measures 32 x 175 cm.
This is truly a heirloom piece. Only one in stock.
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