Pure hand-woven Kutchi wool shawl hand-embroidered in the Soof style. This stole was handwoven by Rajan Vankar, a Bhujodi weaver who lives and works in Kutch, Gujarat, India. Vankar collaborated with another artist in his community to create the exquisite Soof embroidery that adorns this stole.
Soof embroidery is done by primarily by women and is a counted stitch embroidery technique that features intricate geometric patterns. Traditionally, women used Soof to embroidery garments for daily wear and ceremonial occasions.
Bhujodi weavers have long been important artisans in Kutch, responsible for creating stoles, scarves, and blankets for the pastoral Rabaris and other indigenous communities of the area.