Kachchh Embroidery - Fold Top Shoulder Bag - Ahir - Evening


Ahir embroidery is often bold featuring motifs of geometric shapes, floral patterns, animals and birds.  Their style predominantly has an outline called Sankdi around the mirrors with filling stitches called Vano. Characteristically, Ahir embroidery has round mirrors.

These embroideries bring the richness of desert cultures into your hands — heirlooms for the future. Each embroidery is a unique expression of the woman who made it. No two are the same.

Size is approx. 6" x 7" (10cm x 18cm), strap drop 24" (61cm).

Features: Traditional hand embroidered piece using small mirrors and motifs, on a small linen shoulder bag with fold over top. Featuring zipper closure, front magnetic snap, and inner zip pocket.

Note: This embroidery piece is one of a kind.


The language of stitches builds within a community over hundreds of years. It is a source of identity that is transferred from one generation to the next. It is learned in the same way a spoken language is learned; with children sitting beside the adults. In an oral culture the stitched language records everything of importance from the epic to the personal.

Maiwa works with embroiderers through many co-operative structures within India. The women embroider, design, market and innovate as entrepreneur artisans. The goal is financial self-determination and empowerment through education and a clear sense of the value of their work.

Meet the Artisans.