Why is chikankari so famous?
Which state is famous for chikankari?
Chikan embroidery is produced in the city of Lucknow, the capital of the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. Although the geographical origins of Chikan embroidery are uncertain, most written accounts trace it back to East Bengal.
Who introduced chikankari Kurti?
Among the many treasures available in India, a universally beloved one is chikankari. This type of embroidery originates in Lucknow and a famous folklore avers it was introduced to India from Persia by Noor Jehan, Mughal emperor Jehangir's wife.
How chikankari got its name?
As per one version, the word Chikankari has been derived from a Persian word Chakin or Chakeen, which means creating delicate patterns on a fabric. According to others, it may be a distorted version of Chikeen or Siquin, a coin valuing Rs 4 for which the work was sold.