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Chikankari, a delicate hand embroidery, originated in the village of Chikan in Persia and found favor in the courts of the Mughal Empire, flourishing under the patronage of Noor Jehan. This intricate art form, characterized by finesse and elegance, adorned the royal harems of Delhi during the Mughal era.

Post the decline of the Mughal Empire, Chikankari artisans migrated, many settling in Lucknow under the Awadh kings' support. The art adapted to local influences, maintaining its distinctive charm and evolving in response to changing times.

Today, deeply embedded in Lucknow's cultural heritage, Chikankari continues to thrive. This labor-intensive craft, often involving up to 32 stitches, showcases the enduring craftsmanship passed down through generations. Celebrated for its aesthetic appeal and historical significance, Chikankari stands as a testament to the resilience and artistic brilliance of the artisans who have preserved this tradition over centuries




The Chikankari products are hand embroidered, and therefore, the embroidery may have slight dissimilarities that are a natural outcome of the extensive human (Artisans’) involvement in the process. These minor variations / dissimilarities of stitches / motifs add to their charm and ensure you have a unique piece. So when you own a chikankari product, imagine that it has gone through the hands and hard work of artisans