Hand embroidered Cover, Dharaniyo, Gujarat. 2130
Hand embroidered Cover, Dharaniyo, Gujarat.
Dimensions – 96 X 173 CM
Hand embroidered in Ahir style Dharaniyo is a local term used for wooden box cover used a decoration piece. The wooden box was used to store daily use items, cash or jewelry items.
Ahir embroidery is practised by the people of Ahir community who migrated from Gokul (Mathura) to Kachchh and Saurashtra are 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 flora and fauna surrounding them.