Handembroidered in Soof style, this square pouch has an envelope shape made by folding three corners of a square-shaped cloth at right angles and then sewing the edges. Soof is hand embroidery of mysterious origin practiced by women of theSodha Rajput and Meghwal communitieswho migrated from Sindh, present-day Pakistan.
Soof artisans work on the reverse of the cloth. Each artisan imagines her whole design first in her mind and works it out geometrically-in reverse. Counting warp and weft threads, they take stitches along to create exactly angular patterns.