SEWA Hansiba Museum is a host to heirlooms from the local community. The museum is managed by women, and contains the fine examples from each of their comminities. This exhibit focuses on the Ahir Style.
Ghaghro – Embroidered skirts worn by the Ahir women on special occasions. The Main fields has the tree and peacock motifs while the border innovatively uses the gotaphool (Marigold Flower)motif repeated in different sizes with a dominance of yellow and white colours. The jhamar motif divides the main field from the border.
Embroidered Skirts Worn by the Ahir women on special occasions.
The main field has the tree and peacock motifs while the border innovatively uses the gota phool (marigold flower) motif repeated in different sizes with a dominance of yellow and white colours. The jharmar motif divides the main field from the border.
Married daughters wear this red backless blouse one year after their marriage at the time of going to their sasural or husband's home.in the third year,they wear a yellow kapdu. The breast yoke is embroidered with the machi or sitting stool motif,while the waistband has the kavadiya motif
Ahir Style Dharaniyo
The dharaniyo is draped over the pile of quilts or sleeping mattresses kept on top of a wooden stool or a table. The motifs embroidered in sadu bharat style are the tree of life, flowers, bavaliyo and chutto bavaliyo. The floral border is called ghed. The frame of blue colour adds to the vibrancy of the piece.
All the bags are embroidered by the Ahir, Rabari and Chaudhari Patel community women. These are meant for their nomadic lifestyle and celebration of life. Each bag has a designated usage which determines the style of the bag as well as its embroidery. Close attention is paid to minute details, so that the best work may come of the skillful hands of the desert artisans.
Rectangular embroidery door panel hung over entrances to welcome God and people in their house.
Paan Toran is an embroidered wall decoration hung underneath the Gokhlo or the niche in the wall for the oil lamps near the entrance of the house. It can be used on small windows of the kitchen or store rooms too.The Toran is often complemented with Paan Toran on either side.