About Chikankari work

Chikankari is a traditional embroidery style from Lucknow, India. According to few antiquarians chikankari is a Persian art that developed in the Mughal Court of the Emperor Jahangir by his delightful and skilled consort Nur Jahan. After the defeat of the Empire, Chikankari artisans spread all over India and established different communities for re-foundation in the eighteenth and nineteenth Century.

The strategy of production of a chikan work is known as chikankari. Chikan is fragile and cunningly done hand weaving on an assortment of material fabric like muslin, silk, chiffon, organza, net, etc. White string is weaved on cool, pastel shades of light muslin and cotton articles of clothing. These days chikan weaving is additionally finished with hued and silk strings in hues to meet the style patterns and stay up with the latest. Lucknow is the heart of the chikankari business today and the assortment is known as Lucknawi chikan.


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