Hand embroidered Sash, Bokani, Gujarat - 2303
Hand embroidered Sash, Bokani, Gujarat - 2303

Hand embroidered Sash, Bokani, Gujarat - 2303

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 Product Description:

Early 20th century

‘Bokani’ is a sash worn over the headgear covering the ears during sword dances performed during festivals. This sash is hand embroidered using Soof embroidery. Soof is hand embroidery of mysterious origin practiced by women of the Sodha Rajput and Meghwal communities who 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.

Size: 173 X 20 CM

Art: Soof embroidery

Color: Multicolored

Care: Do not wash or dry clean. Do not wipe with wet cloth. Shake to remove any dust.

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