25/22 My take on chikankari

So yesterday I thought of making some chikankari sample myself. So I borrowed my mom's embroidery frame and some anchor threads. She has a old rustic round box where she keeps all the "not-so-useful" stuff related to embroidery. Luckily she didn't throw all of it and now its coming of use to me. Sounds strange … Continue reading 25/22 My take on chikankari


25/20 Global Scenario

Chikankari, an embroidery form, originated in Mughal era with the landing of Persians. The golden days of chikankari were the days of mughal period. however, with the collapse of the dynasty, the chikan industry also fell apart. It experienced a major downfall during the British rule. It was only after the industrial revolution that Chikan begin … Continue reading 25/20 Global Scenario

25/19 Chikan in Bollywood

Bollywood's A-listers Ranbir Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Farhan Akhtar, Akshay Kumar and Siddhart Malhotra, walked on the ramp for 'Men for Mijwan' a charity fashion show by manish Malhotra, featuring the amazing chikan work of Mijwan workers. In 2015, the show was adorned by patronage of big bollywood families. Amitabh Bachchan lead the show with his ever … Continue reading 25/19 Chikan in Bollywood

25/18 Chikan in Hollywood

Dame Judy Dench was spotted wearing a Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla's creation at the 70th International Venice Film Festival. She wore chikankari on pure georgette dress. She also wore a powder grey coat embroidered with white chikankari in floral motifs with cigarette pants to the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards on November 25 References- [1]Pinto, … Continue reading 25/18 Chikan in Hollywood

25/17 New trends in Chikankari

Chikankari, originally is a Persian white embroidery done muslin fabric. Traditionally its done on pastel colors and thread used is similar to color of fabric. With the passage of time, now chikan is done on many colors and fabric. [Image-mediacacheak0.pinimg, cdn.shopify.com] Even in sarees, now, many different fabrics are used. Be it georgette, chiffon, silk. This … Continue reading 25/17 New trends in Chikankari

25/14 Chikan – The White Embroidery

Chikankari, the finest white embroidery is an art from Persia. However, its origin is a debatable matter, but all the possibilities of its origin suggest that this embroidery was introduced into the Indian subcontinent with the landing of Persians. Now what sets it apart from other embroidery techniques? Well the answer to this question lies … Continue reading 25/14 Chikan – The White Embroidery