This striking embroidered toran was made to hang above a doorway at a time of festivities to welcome whoever passed under. Traditional Ahir embroidery uses copious amounts of round mirrors and a form of chain stitch in bright colours mainly in rounded or parrot shapes. The hanging is 81cm wide and 58cm long. In my travels to document and film traditional craft techniques I have acquired the very best examples of surviving indigenous crafts. Bringing them to the notice of the public and by their sale assists their continuing survival. I am always happy to talk about this and any other examples I have.
Related Traditional Mirrorwork Toran (hanging above doorway) of the Ahir Herding Caste in Kutch
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