Which city is famous for chikan embroidery and kebabs?
Lucknow, the city known for its interesting blend of traditional culture and modern values, not only leaves you spellbound with its architectural masterpieces, rich history of the Nawabs, or lip-smacking kebabs but also excels in the art of embroidery.
Which place is famous for traditional art of embroidery?
Lucknow, in Uttar Pradesh (India), is the centre of chikankari , a skill of more than 200 years old. It literally means ’embroidery’.
Why is chikankari so expensive?
It’s labour intensive and therefore expensive. Many shops these days have started fixing ready-made nets in the fabric in place of a handmade Jaali. It brings down the price and might appeal to some buyers but it’s not authentic Chikan.
What Colours are used in chikankari?
Chikankari: The Art Behind The Traditional Lucknowi Embroidery
|KNOW YOUR CRAFT: CHIKANKARI|
|Type of fabric||Originally on muslin, now on cotton, organza and silk|
|Colours||Initially a white-on-white embroidery, now available in a variety of colours|
|Motifs||Floral patterns, stems, butis and leaves|
How old is chikankari?
Chikankari dates back two centuries. The word chikan is thought to be derived from a Persian word; one theory is that the form travelled to India when its artisans migrated from Persia in search of better patronage.