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Types of Chikankari stitches

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Types of Chikankari stitches

Lucknow Chikankari is one of its distinctive types of hand embroidery, involving a range of stitching styles that an artisan must learn over many years of hard work. Chikankari or chikan embroidery techniques necessitate discipline and attention to detail in their execution. As a result, this art cannot be unstealable anywhere. Chikankari has 32 stitches. Among them, the five basic stiches are Phanda-small circular dot, Jaali, tepchi-the running stich, murri and bakhia- the most common and popular stich that gives the shadow effect. Dhoom, Gol-Murri, Janjeera, Keel, Kangan-bangle, Dhania Patti, Murri lambi -the murri stich ends with sharp point, Karan Phool,...

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From Tradition to Fashion: The story of Chikankari's journey from a traditional handicraft to a fashion attire

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From Tradition to Fashion: The story of Chikankari's journey from a traditional handicraft to a fashion attire

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.

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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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