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    Chikankari is a popular embroidery work done with the help of a white cotton thread on fine white cotton material. It is also known as shadow work. Chikan is an extremely delicate and artfully done hand embroidery on fabrics like muslin, silk, chiffon, organza, net, etc

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    Process of Chikankari

    There are basically three stages that are followed in making chikankari which are block printing, embroidery work and washing. On the prior basis,, the design to be worked is printed on the plain fabric. Then the wooden block is dipped in the color solution and is printed on the fabric.

    Chickankari of Lucknow

    It is believed that Chikankari has been popularised in India by Nur Jehan, wife of the Mughal emperor Jahangir. Traditionally earlier, the craft work was done on white muslin cloth using white thread but Now the embroidery is done on pastel shades of muslin and cotton. It is also adorned with beads, and mirrorwork to enrich its appearance.

    Lucknow Chikankari Embroidery Textiles Online At iTokri

    Chikankari is an Urdu word which is the traditional embroidery style, readily made in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. The chikan Kari technique is said to have originated in the early 3rd century BC. The chikan is a delicate and skillfully done hand embroidery on various textile fabrics such as muslin, silk, cotton, organza, net etc. The technique is practised using a white thread and embroidery, which is done on cool, pastel shades of muslin and cotton garments giving the clothes a soothing quality. The process of chikankari includes designing, engraving, block-printing, embroidery, washing and finishing. It is also one of the Geographical indications, which were given GI’s status in December 2008. Thus, chikankari is a smooth and elegant hand embroidery technique. Various items are made out of it, but the famous ones are Kurtis and Kurtas, which everyone loves. 

    iTokri has included an extensive collection of Lucknow chikankari embroidery textiles at its online store. Chikankari unstitched suits, chikankari suit pieces online, chikan dress material online etc., are all available at the online store of iTokri. Thus, you do not need to go anywhere else! You can shop for the best Chikan Kari suits, from the comfort of your home, from iTokri, which has the most extensive collection of chikankari dress material, consisting of various soothing and light colours. Since the motto of iTokri is to support the livelihood of small artisans by encouraging the customers to buy only handmade products, we have managed to include a lot of chikankari dress material online.

    Other Handmade Items At iTokri

    The iTokri  handicraft store has the best collection of Indian crafts and other products. With over 50 000 products available in stock at any point in time, our collections are the most loved and reviewed ones, by craftsmen, all across India. Various handmade and handcrafted products are included at the online store of iTokri. From phulkari to bandhani, we have it all! Thus, to have the most fantastic shopping experience, you must visit at iTokri. iTokri not only has a comprehensive collection of chikankari products but also has a beautiful collection of other handcrafted products such as  Terracotta Earrings,  Silver Jewellery,  German Silver Earrings,   Handmade Necklaces,  Anklets,  Nose Pins,  Rings,  Handmade Juda Pins,  Agarbatti Stands Online,   Handmade Candles,  Incense Cones,  Cutlery Online,  Fridge Magnets,  Wooden Spoons,  Handmade Coasters,  Fabric Material Online,  Woolen Shawl Design,  Winter Socks,  Leg Warmers,  Handmade Bookmarks,  Cotton Face Mask,  Pen Stand,  Handmade Photo Album,  Pencil Pouches,  Handmade Greeting Cards etc. So, iTokri has the most elegant handpicked items.

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    How many types of Chikankari are there?

    Over 40 different types of chikankari are there.

    What is the first stage of producing Chikankari cloth?

    Block printing is the first stage of producing Chikankari cloth.

    What is the meaning of Chikankari?

    The word chikan is derived from the Persian word “Chicken, “ also known as shadow work.

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