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Top 5 Chikankari Saree

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Top 5 Chikankari Saree

Chikankari Sarees are the most mesmerizing Indian attire for women. It has been doing the rounds for centuries, though the shape, wrap, and design has developed with the evolving times. No other garment in the world consists of a long piece of cloth that is wrapped around the waist and draped over the torso. Another astonishing fact about Chikankari saree is that it is surprisingly versatile and Shyamal Chikan showcases these Chikan stitches in a wide range of fabrics. 

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Celebrate Festivities With Shyamal Chikan

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Celebrate Festivities With Shyamal Chikan

No Indian celebration finishes without the astounding dressing that runs with it. Lucknowi Chikankari ethnic clothes are in and began to make an appearance everywhere and now, going desi these days is not so boring or uncool anymore. Shyamal Chikan had come up with so many options that you would surely get inspired to upgrade your wardrobe with Chikankari attires. Bring out the desi girl in you by cloaking Lucknowi Chikankari clothes over your curves.

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The Motifs in Chikankari

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The Motifs in Chikankari

A motif is a unit of design, a significant theme, subject, visual element or idea that is consistently repeated in or woven throughout the foundation of something, especially an artistic piece. The most common motif used in Chikan embroidery of Lucknow is that of flowers and paisley, these motifs depict the stories of nature. Mughal designs and architecture were hugely inspired by Persian themes that’s why we can witness huge fondness for natural objects like flowers, paisley, grass and creepers.

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Bolywood Stars in Chikankari

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Bolywood Stars in Chikankari

Confused with how to flaunt amazing chikan dresses? Worry not, our dear Bollywood celebrities love to display their fine taste of chikankari. To seek styling tips and how to wear them, let’s take inspiration from Bollywood celebrities, at Shyamal Chikan, you can find a wide array of these ensembles. Let’s take a look at our favourite celebrities mastering the art of chikankari saga with poise and panache.

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Threads of Tradition: Chikan Embroidery of Jaali Stitch

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Threads of Tradition: Chikan Embroidery of Jaali Stitch

The Jaali stitch in chikan embroidery is a unique speciality of this craft this stitch gives an effect of open mesh or net created. In this stitch the thread is never drawn through the fabric, ensuring that the back portion of the garment looks as impeccable as the front. It is believed that Noor Jahan, queen to the Mughal emperor Jahangir, took a special interest in Persian architecture. Wide open designs and the visual effects of a jaali i.e. lattice screens in concrete fascinated her. 

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