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Embroidery - Ahir Bharat Embroidery

Ahir embroidery is famous for it's flowing style making extensive use of motifs of peacocks, parrots, scorpions, elephants and flowers. The designs are first drawn free hand and then embroidered.

The name comes from the Ahir tribe, which is found in Bhuj, Anjar and Mandvi regions in Gujarat . This style is akin to mochi or aari embroidery. Objects commonly embroidered are bags and wall hangings. Decorative strips, called Sankias or Barsankias are also embroidered in this style and are pinned on each side of the main doorway of a house. They are linked with a Toran above it. Clothing adorned with shisha or mirror work is worn on festivals or ceremonial occasions.

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