The narrow lanes of old Lakhnavi markets are still laden with beautiful and intricately carved blocks that are used for block printing, upon which the Chikankari is then embroidered. The old city of Lucknow also holds a kaleidoscope of colours in its heart, a rainbow of dyed clothes that hang from thin clotheslines, waiting to be taken down and decorated by experienced hands of Chikankari craftsmen.
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 artshave. 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 chikankari kurti, the colour of a rose blush, has been created with great care and deliberation using white cotton thread, creating detailed floral patterns and motifs on the neck. Intricate chikan stiches “Bakhiya” (shadow work) and “Phanda” have been used to adorn the neck line of the lucknow kurta.
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.
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 center of the flowers in simple Chikankari design motifs. It is a knot type of a millet shaped stitch.
This lucknow kurta will surely do wonders for you. With its wide versatility, you can wear this chikan kurta to your workplace or to your college or to any party. This chikankari kurta will never disappoint you with its incomparable style and appeal. This gorgeous kurti is a perfect pick for office wear and college wear. The colour palette and fabric is perfect for summer vivacity.
This chikan kurta will be by your side as a routine summer wear too. The motifs enhance the beauty of this chikan kurta, these motifs denote the creative imagination of our skilled artisans.
Add on to Lucknow 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 white or pastel coloured traditional dupattas. Complete the look with minimalist pearl earrings.
Chikankari Trivia: Into the northern heartlands of India, the heritage of cratsmanship has been passed down for centuries, generation after generation. Among the exquisite flavours 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 Kurta Also Known : Kurta, Kurti, Noori, Top, Tunic, Boho, Dress
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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.