Black-Multicolor Wool Hand Embroidered Shawl Ahir embroidery is a flowing, linear style that uses motifs such as peacocks, parrots, scorpions, elephants, the milkmaid and flowers. Mirrors called abhla are used frequently. The bakhiya stitch is a detail stitch which looks like ants walking in a row. Dana stitch can appear anywhere on the design. Designs are drawn freehand and transferred to the cloth by stencil.