After the fall of Mughal Dynasty, the artisans and craftsmen scattered across the length and breadth of India. Some settled in West Bengal and so chikank flourished over there for a while. Some settled in Awadh, in the royal courts of the descendents of Burhan-ul-Mulk a Persian nobleman, who had found favour with the last Mughal king, Bahadur Shah I.
Since then chikankari has flourished in Lucknow and now its native to that place, so much so that it was awarded the Geographical indication for the place in December 2008.
Indianetzone.com. (2017). History of Chikankari. [online] Available at: http://www.indianetzone.com/56/history_chikankari.htm [Accessed 3 Feb. 2017].