Ethnava chikankari Pink Kota Saree
- From the lanes of Old Lucknow, we bring you the magnificent traditional chikan embroidery which has been passed down from generation to generation. Expert craftsmen weave these amazing designs with perfection and precise detailing. This Pink Kota Saree speaks of the immaculate artistry of chikankari, the marvelous chikan embroidery is handcrafted with chikan stitches-Tepchi work. The colour palette is soft and fresh along with comfortable kota fabric all this add to the desirability of this piece.
- Tepchi or Taipchi or Tipkhi stitch is a long running of darning stitch worked with six strands on the right side of the fabric taken over four threads and picking up one. Thus, by this, a line is formed. Sometimes Tepchi is used to make the “bel-buti” all over the fabric.
- Tepchi stitch is specific type of stitching work that is used in chikankari embroidery(also known as chikan work). This is mainly an extremely simplistic darning stitch. In this style, the thread is woven along the grain of the fabric in single rows at a time.
- Bakhiya or ‘shadow work’ is actually one of the most creative and unique forms of embroidery contained in Chikankari. 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. It brings out the vastness of this craft. Not only does Chikankari come alive in the form of embroidery on the face of a fabric, but it also embraces the fabric from below to create a shadow which fills up patterns. This stitch is one of the many tributes to the wholesomeness of Chikankari!
- Phanda refers to knots that are in the shape of Millets. Phanda is considered to be a more intricate version of stitches. However, the knots are much smaller and far more delicate. Mostly utilized in making the centre of the flowers in simple Chikankari design motifs. It is a knot type of a millet shaped stitch.
Add on to the saree
It can be worn with puff sleeved blouses, crop tops, or a bell sleeved blouse. It can also be fashioned with a contemporary version of ‘Dhoti’, and worn as the trendy half-saree. It can also be paired with a belt to give you that coveted mix of old and new! As the embroidery of Chikankari is detailed and heavy, it does well to lose excessive jewellery. A simple oversized or minimal pair of earrings shall suffice to complement the ensemble. The look can be topped off with an elegant watch or bracelet, to give the finishing touches.
- SKU of Lucknowi saree: 31127
- Style: Saree
- Color of Chikankari saree: Pink
- Length of Chikan saree: 5.5 meters
- Touch & Feel: Soft and comfortable chikankari saree
- Fabric : Kota
- Thread: Cotton thread
- Embroidery: Tepchi
The Chikankari patterns follow the typical Awadhi design that can also be found in Henna applied on the delicate palms of the fair maidens of Awadh, and on the ‘raushandan’ built out of stone-carvings on walls. Flowers, creepers, ferns, ‘Boota’, and ‘Kairi’, among other motifs, which are close to the art and architecture of Awadh.
Disclaimer: Our products are hand embroidered by expert artisans and may have slight dissimilarities that are a natural outcome of the human involvement in the process. These minor variations of Stitches/Motifs add to its charm and ensure you have a unique product.