Sozni is a specialized and one of the most sophisticated forms of hand embroidery in the world. This exceptionally fine, delicate, and artistic form of needlework is only practiced in Kashmir and has no comparison anywhere in the world.
The craftsmen of Sozni embroidery are men and women from the villages of Kashmir valley who were mostly farmers. Since Kashmir has always been an agriculturally rich place, most of the people in the villages are involved in fruit, vegetable, cereal, and animal farming. But farming is not a 365-day activity, as farms are full of snow in winters. Hence, the farmers turn into sozni embroidery artisans in winters and embroider shawls, stoles, apparel, and other fabrics.
Nevertheless, it should never be believed that since these artisans are farmers, they might not do justice with embroidery. The farmers are mostly skilled and experienced embroidery artisans and hand-make such designs which are difficult to follow even for the eyes.
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