The strategy of formation of a Chikan work is known as Chikankari. Chikan is a sensitive and shrewdly done hand weaving on an assortment of material fabric like muslin, silk, chiffon, organza, net, and so forth. White string is weaved on cool, pastel shades of light muslin and cotton pieces of clothing. These days chikan weaving is likewise finished with shaded and silk strings in hues to meet the design patterns and stay up with the latest. Lucknow is the heart of the chikankari business today and the assortment is known as Lucknawi chikan.
Chikan work in the late times has adjusted extra embellishments like Mukaish, Kamdani, Badla, Kamdani, sequin, globule and mirror work, which gives it a rich look. Chikan weaving is for the most part done on fabrics like cotton, semi-Georgette, immaculate Georgette, crepe, chiffon, silk and whatever other fabric which is light and which highlights the weaving. The fabric can’t be too thick or hard, else the weaving needle won’t penetrate it.
The piece starts with one or more examples obstructs that are utilized to square print an example on the ground fabric. The embroiderer fastens the example, and the completed piece is precisely washed to evacuate all hints of the printed pattern.
The procedure of chikankari incorporates taking after strides:
- Piece printing
- Washing and finishing