Chikankari- A Lucknawi Tradition

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Chikankari is one of the finest traditional embroideries of India, a symbol of Lucknawi culture and elegant courts of the Nawabs of Awadh. Chikankari appeared in Lucknow in the late 18th century, and its exquisite aesthetic and craftsmanship have sustained the tradition to this day, through changing patronage and market trends. The various chapters describe the origins of the craft, the range of costumes, the inspiration behind the motifs, the time-honoured elaborate production process and the bewildering array of stitches that raised this craft to a truly exceptional art form.

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Chikankari is one of the finest traditional embroideries of India, a symbol of Lucknawi culture and elegant courts of the Nawabs of Awadh. Chikankari appeared in Lucknow in the late 18th century, and its exquisite aesthetic and craftsmanship have sustained the tradition to this day, through changing patronage and market trends. The various chapters describe the origins of the craft, the range of costumes, the inspiration behind the motifs, the time-honoured elaborate production process and the bewildering array of stitches that raised this craft to a truly exceptional art form.