Chikankari Embroidery Work from Lucknow

by Shatika, March 31, 2016

Noor jahan, the queen of Emperor Jahangir, introduced the Chikankari embroidery work in India. The Persian word Chakin or Chakeen, which means creating delicate patterns on a fabric. Chikankari is just that the designs are created with love and affection.  There are several theories about the origin of chikan. The process of chikan was basically invented in Lucknow and it developed quickly during the period when mughals ruled and consisted of styles inspired by foreigners and has grown into an international market, for its renowned chikan work.

091111111111111

Chikan began as a type of white-on-white (or whitework) embroidery. Chikan is a delicate and artfully done hand embroidery on a variety of textile fabric like muslin, silk, chiffon or organza, net. White thread is embroidered on cool, pastel shades of light muslin and cotton garments. Nowadays chikan embroidery is also done with coloured and silk threads in colours to meet the fashion trends and keep chikankari up-to-date. Lucknow is the heart of the chikankari industry today and the variety is known as Lucknavi chikan.

Bakhiya

Chikan work in the recent times has adapted additional embellishments like Mukaish, Kamdani, Badla, Kamdani, sequin, bead and mirror work, which gives it a rich look. Chikan embroidery is mostly done on fabrics like cotton, semi-Georgette, pure Georgette, crepe, chiffon, silk and any other fabric which is light and which highlights the embroidery.

Checkout latest Collection of Chikankari Sarees online from Lucknow !

No Comments


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

*

About Shatika

About me

India’s Inspiration –Shatika and Shatika’s Inspiration – Love India, Love Indianness

Like us on Facebook

  • Latest Trends in Silk Sarees

    For the working women, the year 2017 has especially been the year of crisp fashion with silk sarees that are trendy yet traditional, making it to their list of formal work life attires. While sarees always look classic at workplace, we are crystal gazing and making updates about the latest …

  • Handloom Silk Sarees – Bahubali Heroines Falunt in Traditional Silk Sarees

    Recently as the world went gaga over the larger than life historical fiction movie Bahubali -2, its graphics and 3D effects, there were the fashionistas who could not take their eyes off the clothing sported by the cast of Bahubali 2. While there have been many movies in the past …

Latest Tweets

shatikaonline @shatikaonline
Shatika Online  @shatikaonline
#ShriyaSaran looks like this drop dead gorgeous #Begum from the Mughal Era in this regal #BanarasiBrocadelehenga - https://t.co/uGfktCntM2