Square embroidered wall hangings hand made in Soof embroidery which is also used as table cloths or ceremonial cloths is locally known as ‘Chakla’. ‘Chakla’ means a piece or item that has four angles.
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.