Lucknow Chikankari

Lucknow Chikankari Craft

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Lucknow Chikankari Craft

Complimented as the best embroideries in the world, Lucknow Chickankari derived its name from a persian word called “Chic – Jali work done on marble or wood” thus the name Chikan. Also famously known as Shadow work orWhite embroidery Work

Born in District of Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh, The Traditional Lucknow Chikankari was Embroidered on Muslin cloth with a white thread. Gradually the work expanded on other fabrics like Organdie, Mulmul, Tanzeeb, Cotton & Silk

The Desired Pattern is Block Printed on de-starched fabric using temporary dyes. The Chikankari craft includes some simple & complex stitches giving it an effect which is simple, gentle & delicate

The Process includes five different stages namely Cutting & Stitching, Printing, Embroidery, Washing & Finishing. 

The most common motif used is that of “Creeper”. Among the other floral motifs embroidered, The Jasmine, Rose, Flowering stems, Lotus & the Paisley motif are the most popular

Chikan Craft is made on different products like – Cap, Chapkan, Angrakha, Kurta, Kurta-kameez, Chikan T-shirt Kurta, Embroidered sherwani, Unstitched salwar, Stitched suit, Sarees.

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