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.
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.