Tsheshmak means eye and dusi embroidery, so tsheshmakdusi means ‘eye embroidery,’ also known as Persian eyelet. It is created using different methods. Its main use is for stitching the face covering part of the ‘tshaderis’ (the full body veil better known as ‘burka’) to provide a screen through which women can still see without being seen.
Only a few women from the village Sufian payin in Laghmani have chosen to use this type of embroidery in their work. They create all kinds of different shapes with this technique seeking to free themselves from the restrictions imposed on their visual field by the full body veil. One could argue that using this type of embroidery in non-traditional ways liberates and animates them as opposed to oppressing them.
Tsheshmakdusi is never used alone, but always in combination with other popular stitches.