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

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25/16 Designs and Motifs

The sources of designs in Chikankari is Mughal since thats where the art hails from. Some similar elements are visible in ornamentation o Taj Mahal and Fatehpur Sikhri. Due to Persian influence on this art form, all the designs are floral in nature. In a typical chikankari, all designs revolve around flowers and vines. The … Continue reading 25/16 Designs and Motifs

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