Hand embroidered in Ahir style Dharaniyo is a local term used for wooden box covers used as decoration pieces. The wooden box was used to store daily use items, cash, or jewellery items.
Ahir embroidery is practiced by the people of the Ahir community who migrated from Gokul (Mathura) to Kachchh and Saurashtra is considered to be descendants of Lord Krishna. The designs of Ahir embroidery are free-flowing, contain smooth curves, and ornately endowed circles following one another in a rhythmic row of embroidered patterns. The needled embellished technique practiced by the pastoral Ahir community women reflects simplicity and is highly inspired by the flora and fauna surrounding them.