Lucknowi chikankari, as it is clear from the name that ,i am talking about beautiful art of lucknow,that is chikankari.
chikan is a traditional embroidery style of Lucknow, India. chikankari is a technique of preparing chikan work. In this technique, intricate and delicate hand embroidery is done on variety of fabrics like cotton, Semi-Georgette ,muslin, silk, chiffon,organza ,net etc.Its speciality is that, you can easily identify the original hand made chikankari by its work. chikankari is known for its neatness and consistency. Its really hard to match its perfection. 😎
Origin of chikankari
There are so many stories in this relation but the most popular story that Noor jahan,the wife of mughal emperor Jehangir introduced this beautiful art in India in 17th century. As she was really fond of embroidery .She herself was a talented embroideress. And her husband also encouraged this art, and had established various workshops to perfect this art in India.
piece of chikankari
Designs in chikankari
If you are looking for traditional Lucknowi chikankari then its embroidery envolves creepers or floral motifs which include rose, lotus, stems, etc..
There are three main categories of chikankari flat, embossed and jali stitch.As the one you can see in the below picture.
Styles in chikankari
chikankari work can be found on wide range of garments for men and women. This range from saree, salwar kameez, kurta, palazzo,dupatta, Anarkalis to some home decor items. you can choose from wide variety.
chikankari saree, As you can see beautiful chikankari on sarees. you can go for chikankari saree, this will make you look stylish yet sober. If you are a girl, who don’t like shimmers and glitters then trust me this one is perfect for you. Also you can find good deals on jaypore.com.
how to wear
you can wear this on small get together, festivals, cocktail parties etc.
chikankari kurta, You can find varieties in chikankari kurta. You can find simple everyday kurta to partywear kurta. As i told you earlier, it includes variety.you can checkout this beautiful long kurta on TJORI.
how to wear
You can simply pair a chikankari kurta with palazzo or leggings.And complete this look with some beautiful oxidized jhumkis. As the traditional bright jhumkas will spoil your look.
chikankari lehnga, you can also try these beautiful lehnga on ceremony and events. It also includes wide variety. you can find good deals on weddingz.in.
When to wear
you can wear chikankari lehnga on engagment, weddings, family functions etc.
you can also find good home decor stuffs in chikankari work, like the one in above picture.
you can also checkout clutches, hand bags, mozaris, table lamp in chikankari work.
hopefully, you will find this Article helpful. so go try this beautiful art of lucknow. 🙏