The Fabrics of Chikankari

The Fabrics of Chikankari

Chikankari is the pride of Lucknow. No trip to the city of heritage is complete without Chikankari. Every year, thousands of tourists from across the world throng the lanes and by lanes of this city in search of Chikankari. Thankfully, their search is short stayed, as it inevitably ends at Shyamal Chikan.

Why Shyamal Chikan has best chikankari fabrics

Shyamal Chikan has been in the industry of Chikankari for past 30 years. Tourists from all parts of the world visit Shyamal Chikan to Buy Chikankari fabrics, replete with breath taking patterns embroidered masterfully by experienced artisans.


Initially, the embroidery pattern was only imprinted on Muslin, but over time artisans began imprinting the pristine patterns of Chikankari on a variety of fabrics like Silk, Pashmina, Georgette, Cotton, Chiffon, etc. and gradually became used as chikankari fabrics. Shyamal Chikan has taken several steps further in keeping this innovation in chikankari fabrics by creating exquisite pieces.


So this delicate and masterfully perfected art has also been translated into fabrics like organza, net, etc. In recent times, this craft has adapted to additional embellishments like Mukaish, Kamdani, Badla, Sequin, Bead, and Mirror Work, which gives it a rich look. 


Traditional chikankari fabrics like semi-Georgette, pure Georgette, and crepe add a lightness that highlights the embroidery. The chikankari fabric cannot be too thick or hard, else the embroidery needle won't pierce it.

Chikankari fabric shopping with Shyamal Chikan


Starting with a retail store in Chowk Market, heart of the city, Shyamal Chikan has transformed the way the world perceives the ancient art form of Chikankari. The sprawling showroom in Lucknow entices not only the local inhabitants but also celebrities pan India. The ambience replicates the art itself. Gorgeous Chikankari Fabrics harmonise with remarkably intricate patterns to mesmerise the ardent fans of the craft.


Shyamal Chikan's elegant collection and its expansive reach have successfully put Chikankari on the global map. Over time, the art of Chikankari has grown to newer heights of success with Shyamal Chikan's escalating global reach. Shyamal Chikan is a beloved shopping destination of Bollywood A-listers, tourists and patrons of the craft. They step into a world of artistic indulgence as exceptional embroidery elevates the grace of beautiful Chikankari fabrics. We offer the largest collection of Chikankari and take pride in its rich heritage.


The impact of Chikankari extends well beyond the shoppers, it also has uplifted the living standards of Chikankari workers, most of which are women, and earned them the respect that they rightfully deserve.


Thus, it’s not merely about Chikankari Embroidery and Chikankari fabrics, it’s an opportunity, a crucial art form that opens up a world of possibilities.