Presenting Lucknow Chikankari from Shaan-e-Awadh

Chikankari / Chikan Embroidery

Chikan (Hindi: चिकन, Urdu: چکن‎) is a traditional embroidery style from Lucknow, India. The word literally means embroidery. Chikankari - the process of chikan - was basically invented in Lucknow and is believed to have been introduced by Nur Jehan, the wife of Mughal emperor Jahangir. Chikankari is a delicate and artfully done hand embroidery on a variety of textile fabric like cotton, chiffon, silk, etc. It is Lucknow's best known textile decoration styles, and hence, is popularly know as Lucknow Chikankari. ... [read more]

Chikankari Random Pattern Examples

Ambiya/Kairi
Shadow Booti
Ghas-Patti
Ulti-Bakhiya
Murri Booti
Embroidery Process
 

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