Ahir is the namesake of the Ahir caste, an ethnic group migrated into India from Central Asia during the early Christian era. Ahir people are believed to be the descendants of Lord Krishna. For generations, they have been farmers, herders, and warriors.
An Ahir woman wearing her traditional costume. ( Flickr )
The elaborate costumes of Ahir women have infused colors into the Injiri home collections. Chinar's interpretation of multi-colored stripes, vibrant checkers, and exquisite embroidery carries her unique personal trademark - simple yet elegant, calm but never without a sense of rhythm.