Fine Embroidered Hand Stitched Potli Bag (Purple & Blue)


Literally translating to ‘neat and clean’, this style of embroidery is characterized by geometric patterns. Its v-shaped designs called ‘leher’ or wave and triangle patterns are highly stylised. But the designs on the fabric cannot be pre drawn. The detailed geometrical patterns are left to the discretion of the craftswomen who have a talent for working out geometrical shapes as they weave. They mentally picture the motifs and then work the embroidery from the reverse of the fabric. The embroidery is often mistaken for machine work because it is so neat and perfectly arranged. These patterns are in high demand on saris, bedsheets, linen and tableware.

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People of Sodha community migrated from Sindh to Kutch after the 1971 Indo -Pakistan war and first settled around Jhura village in arefugee camps with very small population now in Kutch have kept this artform alive. The Soof embroiedery done by the women of the Sodha community is unique in style in style and technique.

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Weight 0.25 kg
Dimensions 8 × 10 cm


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