A trend from centuries runways, from fashionista to the masses the suit sets flaunted by all. Extremely comfortable and classy at the same time, these are one of the rare creations that can vary from being completely formal to the perfect casual outfits. Shyamal Chikan showcasing the latest trending Lucknowi Chikankari Suit set designed with Chikan stiches and motifs.
Nagma is one of the many chikan karigars of Lucknow, women who are conserving a traditional craft and also augmenting family incomes without having to leave their homes.
“We women enjoy doing it (embroidery) a lot. It helps us utilize our free time and brings money. We use the money we earn from doing chikankari for our children's education,” saysNagma, sitting on an old loosely-strung jute cot in the courtyard of her house as she expertly guides a needle through the fabric she is working on embroidering a beautiful motif.
Lucknow is the city of art, culture and its rich heritage, besides being famous for its rich history, Lucknow is recognised worldwide for its Chikankari work. Chikankari, which in the literal sense means embroidery is derived from the Persian word ‘Chakin’ which is also pronounced as ‘Chikan’.For centuries, Chikankari has been considered a traditional art form of Lucknow.
Chikankari is a very delicate embroidery from Lucknow. Chikan, in the literal sense, means embroidery, This art form was known to be introduced by Mughals. The simple and precise, yet intricate hand stitch gives a classy feel to the garment.
Summers officially here, it’s time to beat the scorching heat and what better than Chikan kurtis to slip into. So it’s time to grab the latest pastel color Chikankari kurtis. From casual to party wear, these versatile garments come in all forms and shapes, just perfect for every body type. Take a look at some of the latest kurti designs for summer.