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Beautiful Ethnava chikankari Grey cotton kurti – 41113

  • This beautiful green kurta has been created with perfection using white cotton thread creating floral patterns and motifs on the fabric. Intricate chikankari stiches “Bakhiya”,”Keel” and “Phanda” have been used to adorn the fabric of the chikan kurta.
  • SKU of Lucknowi Kurta: 41113
  • Style: unstitched Kurta
  • Color of Chikankari Kurta: Green
  • Length of Chikan Kurta: 3 meters
  • Silhouette: Chikankari kurta provides a comfortable and relaxed silhouette.
  • Touch & Feel: Soft and comfortable chikankari kurta
  • Fabric: Cotton
  • Thread: Cotton thread
  • Embroidery: Bakhiya

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Ethnava chikankari Grey cotton kurti

  • We, at Ethnava, try to fuse the craft of traditionalism with the modernity of fashion as well. While also adopting the ever-evolving modernity of fashion in the cut, style, and make of our product we don’t waver from the roots of Chikankari. We aim to provide you with a chikan kurta that denotes elegance with style as well as comfort.
  • Shadow work is one of the most popular stitches, in this stitch the filling is done on the wrong side while the design is bounded by a running stitch on the right side of the fabric to give it a neat look, since the stitch is made on the reverse side of the fabric, resembling the herringbone stitch.
  • According to a legend, a Begum saw this design on the appliqué dress of a British lady and wanted the same effect in embroidery on her dress. And this is how the bakhiya stitch of chikankari was born in the 18th century.
  • This type of stitch is known for its double back and shadow work. It’s mostly done from the wrong side of the fabric and the actual design on the front end is rendered in herringbone style. The shadow of the thread is seen on the cloth from the right side. In industry, it is also known as “Ulti” and “Seedhi” Bakhiya.
  • This elegant and classy grey chikan kurta is a clear embodiment of perfection. Using grey cotton thread and “Shadow work”  embroidery techniques on cotton fabric to create delicate and intricate floral patterns and motifs, this chikan kurta is a perfect blend of traditionalist craft with a punch of modernity.
  • It is presumed that this style of embroidery tender to pattern itself on Jamdani weaving. Some historians also hold the view that during the Mughal rule the court had expert ‘Raffugars’, and since the embroidered muslins were so fine that it hardly lasted one wash, these darners did invisible work and this later developed into a Bakhiastitch, although this is a very unromantic view.
  • This kind of stitch was very popular in Murshidabad and Dacca but this art died out, In Lucknow, it managed to sustain, survive, and is very popular, as all the artisans knew this stitch.
  • This Kurti will be by your side as a routine summer wear too. The motifs enhance the beauty of this chikan Kurti, these motifs denote the creative imagination of our skilled artisans.

Add on to Chikan Kurta

For a head-turning look, combine this elegant and graceful chikan Kurti with matching embroidered palazzos. Complete the look of this lucknowi kurta with traditional dupattas.

Product Specifications

  • SKU of Lucknowi Kurta: 41113
  • Style: unstitched Kurta
  • Color of Chikankari Kurta: Green
  • Length of Chikan Kurta: 3 meters
  • Silhouette: Chikankari kurta provides a comfortable and relaxed silhouette.
  • Touch & Feel: Soft and comfortable chikankari kurta
  • Fabric: Cotton
  • Thread: Cotton thread
  • Embroidery: Bakhiya, Keel & Phanda

Chikankari Trivia

  • Chikan designs have also been inspired by various other Mughal architecture with floral design. The most probable explanation which has historical backing reveals that the Chikan craft originated in West Bengal where the work meant ‘fine’.
  • They had very fine local muslins made into garments for themselves, which the ladies embroidered with the Chikanwork of exquisite delicacy and beauty. The benevolent rulers of Awadh patronized the artisans and encouraged their craftsmanship and the affluence and extravagance of later Awadh rulers seem to have attracted their enchanting craft to their capital of Lucknow.

Chikan Kurta Also Known: Kurta, Kurti, Noori, Top, Tunic, Boho, Dress

Misspelled words: chicken | chicken kurti | chicken lucknow | chicken work dress | chicken embroidery suit | chicken saree online | lucknowi kurties| chicken sari | chicken kadai suits| cikan kari| chicken work| chikan kari

Disclaimer:  Our products are hand-embroidered by expert artisans and may have slight dissimilarities that are a natural outcome of human involvement in the process. These minor variations of Stitches/Motifs add to its charm and ensure you have a unique product.

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Shadow work