Ethnava Pink Cotton White Kurta-2443
- Fragile threads adorned in delicate designs on exquisite fabrics, Chikankari has its own brand of deliberate and detailed art work. Over the years, Chikankari has evolved, as all forms of arts have. It now flaunts modernist features in its styling. However, like many other art forms, Chikankari has not strayed from its traditionalist embroidery. We, at Ethnava, maintain this unwavering loyalty of the craft to its traditionalism, while also adopting the ever evolving modernity of fashion in the cut, style and make of our product.
- This pink cotton white chickan Kurta is adorned with two major stitches unique to the craft of Chikankari: Phanda and Bhakiya. The embroidery on the cotton cloth, is exquisite and does a lot more than merely decorate the cloth. The stitches which this kurta is embroidered with, bring out a phenomenon close to Lakhnavi culture. “Keel”, a word used for Nose Pins, is a type of stitch true to its name. It is made to resemble nose pins. To make this stitch, a very tiny stitch is picked up on the fabric with the needle and the Phanda stitch is embroidered. Around this pearl like dot very tiny spikes are embroidered which have a ‘v’ shape on the top of the spikes and it resembles the proverbial nose pin worn by North Indian women.
- 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 utilised in making the centre of the flowers in simple Chikankari design motifs. It is a knot type of a millet shaped stitch.
- 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.
- If you are looking for an elegant Chikan Kurti to wear the rich culture of Awadh and turn heads, this kurta will definitely bring out the royalty in you. With its wide versatility and right accessories, you can wear this Chikan Kurti to your workplace or to your college or to any party. This chikankari kurta will never disappoint you with its incomparable style and appeal. The colour palette and fabric is perfect for summer evenings and brunches on a sunny winter morning.
- This kurti will be by your side as a routine summer wear too. It also bodes well for the craft of Chikan Kari that since it is hand crafted, each piece is unique and can not be replicated. The motifs enhance the beauty of this Chikan Kurti, and exhibit the creative imagination of our skilled artisans.
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The craft of Chikankari stands out in itself, and does not need excessive accessorizing. The embroidery around the neck shall suffice, and one can choose to let go heavy necklaces. These Chikan Kurtis work best with oversized oxidized earrings, or pearl studs to complement the white pearl-like stitches.
A small matching bracelet or watch would complete the look very well. Sunglasses also look formidable with the all over casual but royal vibe of the piece.
CLOTH COLOUR: Pink
EMBROIDERY COLOUR: White
EMBROIDERY TYPE: Bakhiya and Phanda
LENGTH: 46 Inch
- Into the northern heartlands of India, the heritage of craftsmanship has been passed down for centuries, generation after generation. Among the exquisite flavors of Mughlai and Awadhi food, the intricate carvings and the architectural wonders, the erstwhile Awadh also cradles the origins of Chikankari with pride.
- A culture already rich in various art forms, the artisans of Awadh are learned in the craft of Chikankari embroidery, and carry it forward to this day. It was introduced by Nur Jehan, the wife of Mughal Emperor Jahangir. The emperor then sponsored the craft and it spread throughout the plains of Awadh. The old artisan families of Awadh come from a line of skilled Chikankari artists, and they still practice the trade.
Chikan Kurti 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 the human involvement in the process. These minor variations of Stitches/Motifs add to its charm and ensure you have a unique product.