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History of Chikankari

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 Story: About Us

The Chikankari Story is a brand where we take pride in our unwavering dedication to promoting and sharing the exquisite art of Chikankari with people worldwide. Since our establishment in 2014, our journey has been defined by a commitment to authenticity, quality and a relentless pursuit of creative innovation.

With our customers hailing from over 30 countries, our global presence reflects not just a brand but a cultural bridge connecting people to the rich legacy of India's Chikankari. Our design philosophy is a harmonious blend of tradition and contemporary flair, showcasing over 250 meticulously crafted designs. From stitched kurtas to an range of other apparels such as bottom wear, dupattas, unstitched kurtas, suit sets, and sarees, each piece is a testament to our commitment to quality and craftmenship. The Chikankari Story is not merely a brand; it is a narrative woven with threads of passion, craftsmanship, and love. Since our inception, we've been meticulous in every detail, ensuring that each stitch reflects perfection. As you embrace our creations, you are not just adorned with garments; you carry a piece of the artistry and warmth from the talented women artisans of Lucknow