of the community: Tharad, Gujarat
Name of the local entrepreneur/NGO/master
Number of artisans: 150
About the group:
in Gujarat is famous for its Soof embroidery either in Mushroo
silk or cotton embellished with mirrors and beads. Soof, a
painstaking embroidery counted on the warp and weft of the
cloth in a surface satin stitch. Motifs, based on the triangle,
called a "soof", are never drawn. Each artisan imagines
her design, and then counts it outworking from the back in
A group of 150 women works in their home
and it provides the women an additional source of income.
They work under the supervision of a master craftsman, Dayaben
B. Dohat, who is a national award winner for her craft. She
along with CFM Market Linkages provides designs inputs which
the artisans convert into final products.