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Soof Embroidery Community

Location of the community: Tharad, Gujarat

Name of the local entrepreneur/NGO/master craftsman: Dayaben B. Dohat

Number of artisans: 150

About the group:

Tharad, 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 reverse.

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.

 
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