The Toda Embroidery is done by the people of the Toda tribe. The Toda tribe is the most ancient and unusual communities of the Nilgiri Hills of Tamil Nadu. The Toda Embroidery is hand made only by the Toda women. Toda Embroidery is reversible, so one can use both sides. The Todas consider the ‘rough’ obverse side as the right side, with its generous looping of threads that is the display side and the not apparent far neater, reverse side. However, outsiders feel quite the opposite. The Toda word for an embroidery motif is ‘Pukhoor’ and the traditional motifs draw inspiration from birds, insects, animals, flowers, nature, and inanimate objects. Apart from clothes, nowadays Toda embroidery is used for adorning a range of products like pouches, spectacle cases, wall decors, luncheon sets, table cloths, table mats, and other similar accessories, bedspreads, runners, some shawls and dupattas (veils). The designs or patterns of the Toda Embroidery are mostly symbolic ranging from floral motif to animals and human figures.