Thursday, September 28, 2017

* Georgette Chikankari Saree : Chikan Embroidery Work of Lucknow, In The North Indian State Of Uttar Pradesh


Images of cool, soothing Lucknow Chikankari Sarees, are posted right below the following brief write-up. Please don't miss viewing them, before you shift elsewhere.

Chikan is a traditional embroidery style from Lucknow, India. Literally translated, the word means embroidery. Believed to have been introduced by Nur Jehan, the wife of Mughal Emperor Jahangir  It is one of Lucknow's best known textile decoration styles. The main centre for Chikan Embroidery Work is mainly in the Chowk area of Lucknow. 

There are references to Indian Chikan work as early as 3rd century BC by Megasthenes, who mentioned the use of flowered Muslins by Indians. There is also a tale that mentions how a traveler taught Chikan to a peasant in return for water to drink. However, the Nur Jehan story is the most popular of the lot.

Chikan began as a type of white-on-white embroidery.

The technique of creation of Chikan Embroidery work, is known as Chikankari. Chikan is a delicate and artfully done hand-embroidery on a variety of textile fabrics like muslin, silk, chiffon, georgette, organza, net, etc. Originally white thread used to be embroidered on cool, pastel shades of light muslin and cotton garments. Nowadays Chikan Embroidery is also done with coloured and silk threads on coloured textiles, to meet the modern fashion trends, and keep the art & craft of Chikankari ever popular & up-to-date.

Lucknow is the heart of the Chikankari industry today in India, and this mesmerizing, soothing & cool embroidery style is known as Brand Lucknawi Chikan
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More information on the Lucknow Chikankari, with web-links to the sources of the following images of this beautiful & intricate craft-form of  culturally rich India, will follow soon. Stay tuned, & please don't miss the fun & joy of exploring some of these awe-inspiring, mesmerizing & thought-provoking ethnic arts, crafts & textiles of the timeless, ageless Indian civilization.


Georgette Chikankari Saree : Chikan Embroidery Work of Lucknow, India

Georgette Chikankari Saree : Chikan Embroidery Work of Lucknow, India

Georgette Chikankari Saree : Chikan Embroidery Work of Lucknow, India

Georgette Chikankari Saree : Chikan Embroidery Work of Lucknow, India

Georgette Chikankari Saree : Chikan Embroidery Work of Lucknow, India

Georgette Chikankari Saree : Chikan Embroidery Work of Lucknow, India

Georgette Chikankari Saree : Chikan Embroidery Work of Lucknow, India

Georgette Chikankari Saree : Chikan Embroidery Work of Lucknow, India

Georgette Chikankari Saree : Chikan Embroidery Work of Lucknow, India

Georgette Chikankari Saree : Chikan Embroidery Work of Lucknow, India

Georgette Chikankari Saree : Chikan Embroidery Work of Lucknow, India

Georgette Chikankari Saree : Chikan Embroidery Work of Lucknow, India

Georgette Chikankari Saree : Chikan Embroidery Work of Lucknow, India

Georgette Chikankari Saree : Chikan Embroidery Work of Lucknow, India

Georgette Chikankari Saree : Chikan Embroidery Work of Lucknow, India

Georgette Chikankari Saree : Chikan Embroidery Work of Lucknow, India

Georgette Chikankari Saree : Chikan Embroidery Work of Lucknow, India

Georgette Chikankari Saree : Chikan Embroidery Work of Lucknow, India

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