Chikankari embroidery is a tradition art technique that boasts of desi as well as western patrons. If you don’t already own a chikankari outfit then you’re missing outsomething really amazing! Read on and fall in love with chikankari embroidery designs.
Delicate, tender, dreamy and fine – chikankari embroidery designs are undoubtedly a delight.
Originating from Lucknow, India and having its roots in the Mughal era, chikankari embroidery is not simply an embroidery technique – rather, it is an prehistoric art form. The very first references of chikankari embroidery designs as ‘flowered muslins’ date back to 3rd Century BC.
Chikankari technique is exclusive and stand-alone amongst all the traditional embroideries.
While modern chikankari has been mixed and consolidated with other traditional techniques the core of chikan work stays true to its roots even to this day.
Read on for more fun facts and styling tips on this fabulous embroidery technique for this festive season!
Light And Breezy Chikankari Dupatta!
Gorgeous, tonal and traditionally in light pastels and white, a chikankari dupatta can add a subtle, yet splendid flair to any kurta combo!
This is a style often worn during morning ceremonies at weddings or festive seasons and is delightful and charming at the same time.
Styling tip – Keep it casual by coupling your beau chikan embroidery dupatta with a plain solid kurta and palazzo outfit for that cool desi-girl vibe! Or go all out in co-ords.
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SHOW- STOPPER Chikankari Suits!
Ah, the charm of a well-tailored skilfully embroidered and delicately designed chikankari dress or suit-set cannot be underestimated!
Indian fashion designers have found many ways to adapt this technique into their collections, keeping this art-form alive in modern times while also adding their own zest to its traditional techniques.
Styling tip – Opt for a designer chikankari Angarkha in a jewel toned colour for an updated look!
Pretty & Poised In A Lucknowi Kurti
A pastel pink chikankari kurta with white embroidery in classic lucknowi style is a total essential for every desi-girl’s wardrobe!
Wear a lucknowi kurta style in lovely summer appropriate colours for maximum impact!
These kurtis look fabulous on women from all walks of life – college-going younglings to older matriarchs who have seen many monsoons and know how to live life like a boss!
Styling tip – Wear a lovely chikan kurti with cikankari palazzo or your favourite denim jeans for a trendy fusion appeal! Long jhumkas won’t hurt.
So show some love and get yourself a fabulous chikankari outfit to rock your next bash or just get slaying your daily life in chikan kari.
Until next time – stay fabulous as always!