An Ahir home at night. The doors and windows are adorned with torans on the top, and on the sides with auspicious symbols and motifs from nature. The elephant-headed God Ganesha welcomes the visitor and removes obstacles; peacocks and parrots are familiar friends in the dry landscape, while the scorpion is hazard best kept at a respectful distance. Trees and flowers, cows and milkmaids are all signs of plenty. The women express their realities, their fears and their aspirations in their embroidery.