A craft style rumored to be as old as 3rd Century BC, Chikankari of Lucknow is said to be started by Nur Jahan, The wife of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir. This famous craft is delightfully worn by people across India and the rest of the world.
The embroidery pattern is usually done by a thick white cotton thread on soft pastel colors of blue, teal, pink and white. Light, Gorgeous and filled with history, this craft is a classic heart warmer for anyone who first sees it.
Embroidery patterns are first drawn on the fabric depending upon the type of apparel the fabric will be made to. This fabric is then set in a small frame and artisans use needles to trace the ink printed patterns. The type of stitch the artisan chooses mostly depends on the region he/she is from and the type and size of motifs. Once the embroidery on the fabric is complete, the fabric is soaked in water to remove the ink lines made earlier. After this, it is starched to obtain the right stiffness depending on the fabric.
The sheer elegance and grace that compliments Chikankari sarees is something that can never be missed. Sarees made by this heavenly fabric are perfect for receptions, day and evening ethnic parties. Pairing them with simple white pearls or the most talked about flower-jewelry will surely give you a lot of stares! Totally worth it!
Suits with an inimitable grace
A lot of delicacy hard-work is put into the creation of these exquisite Indian apparels which is the reason suits made of Chikankari embroidery and simply timeless and gorgeous.
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Straight Cuts and Concept Suits
Be it an Indo-western or a vintage stitch, embroidery spreads it’s a charm to every outfit designed.
How cute are these Chikankari potlis! Whenever you plan to do an all-ethnic-look next, you know where to put your cosmetics in. These potlis are going to add a flavour of Lucknow to your outfit.
The richness of this craft blended with the feel of the occasion, give these outfits an enchanting appeal. If you have always thought of your big day to be subtle and classy then Chikankari is a perfect match for you!
Pastel Chikankari Lehengas
Pastels have actually become the new red; keeping up with the ongoing day-wedding trend, a pastel embroidered lehenga could be an ideal pick for your big day.
Embroidery adorned with sequins and mirror work
When the subtle touch of Lucknow is woven with the richness of Rajasthan, outfits like these are created. Wrapped in Chikankari embroidery, the beautiful mirror, and gotta work seems like a dream outfit! Pairing them with silver chunky jewelry and colorful sandals could be your next ethnic inspiration!
Light, Delicate, and Pastel, Chikankari embroidery is a wardrobe essential for all people regardless of age, gender or region.
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