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Friday, December 20, 2019

Exclusive traditional Mukaish work Chikankari

Lucknow, a city of diverse culture and heritage is renowned for its many treasures. Its name is synonymous with royal architecture, its craft, the aromatic fragrance of itar (perfumes), polished speech, delectable cuisine, and cordial hospitality. The amalgamation of various cultural ingredients has contributed to the richness and authenticity of the city. 

Actress, Karisma kapoor in traditional Mukaish work chikankari sari

Embroidery has been a source of income in Lucknow for centuries. Mokaish work is an integral part of Lucknow’s history as it originated in this city. This form of embroidery was first developed for the royalty that resided in the city as part of their finery since Mukesh work initially used precious metals like gold and silver to make threads.

Mukaish or Muqaish or Mukesh or Mokesh work is a form of embellishment work in which strips of metallic wire are inserted into the fabric and then twisted to create metallic embroidery. This type of embroidery involves twisting thin metallic threads to create patterns all over the fabric. Also referred to as ‘sachcha kaam’, real silver and gold were traditionally used for this work. However, a variety of threads and metals are now being used. This form of embroidery can be done on all kinds of clothing items, right from sarees, lehengas and salwar kameez to shirts, tunics, kurtis and more.

Actress ,Dia Mirza dressed in Chikankari mukaish work Anarkali

#clientdiaries, customized chikankari all over hand-embroidered Anarkali in pure Georgette with heavy Mukaish work

From the production house of Designer Chikankari, traditional pure Georgette Chikankari sari with all over Resham thread embroidery with additional Mukaish work for a special occasion

Bollywood inspired, showcasing the production of Designer Chikankari - Kalidar Anarkali in pure Georgette fabric with heavy Mukaish work matched with Chikankari embroidered dupatta

Mukaish work dresses have gained huge popularity in the world of fashion and these dresses are beautifully being fashionably flaunted by celebrities. Mukaish work dresses have also gained popularity among wedding and party wear, the gleaming work of Mukaish along with the delicateness of Chikankari makes the dresses stand out among the rest.

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Mukaishwork chikankari Anarkali in pure georgette fabric

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Thursday, December 19, 2019

Traditional Chikankari of Lucknow

Lucknow Chikankari is one of its kind hand embroidery, a variety of stitching styles are involved in Chikan embroidery. It takes many years for an artisan to master the techniques of Chikankari, chikan embroidery requires discipline and precision of detail in its information.

The elegance of Chikankari is purely the skill of the artisan who has retained its originality and beauty. Lucknow is the main hub in India for excellent and intricate Chikankari work

Chikankari is largely influenced by Persian elements. Thus, the images created on Chikankari are usually pertaining to nature, such as vines, flowers, animals, peacock, tress, etc.

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Thursday, November 28, 2019

Bollywood inspired exclusive designer Chikankari Anarkali in pure georgette fabric with kalidar mukaish work Anarkali matched with handcrafted Chikankari 3 meter dupatta to add elegance and grace.

Graceful handcrafted Chikankari Anarkali in pure Georgette 

Stunning exclusive designer handcrafted Anarkali in pure Georgette with additional embellishment like gotta Patti work, beadwork, moti work matched with 3 meter customized Chikankari dupatta.

Evergreen Bollywood actress, Bhagyashree in classic mukaish work Anarkali in pure Georgette.

Handcrafted designer Chikankari Anarkali in pure Georgette fabric with heavy mukaish work dyed in soft pastel pink tone. 

Classic Chikankari Anarkali in pure Georgette fabric with fine intricate hand embroidery with additional Parsi Gara embroidery beautified with moti work matched with embroidered dupatta.

. Bollywood actress, Diya Mirza in pure Georgette classic Anarkali with heavy mukaish work.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Manish Malhotra creation in Chikankari with famous Bollywood personalities, Shahrukh khan & Anushka Sharma

Chikankari, the name resonates with India rich culture, heritage, art, handicraft. With the fast-changing trends in the fashion industry India has proved to preserve, flourish, nurture & give global recognition to Chikankari.

 Classic handcrafted Chikankari lehenga with additional Parsi Gara embroidery, enhanced with additional embellishment like the french knot, bead-work, zari work, sequence work, mukaish work.

Rich Chikankari lehenga in pure Georgette with fine intricate hand embroidery, 3 piece Lehanga with handcrafted blouse, 3 meter heavily hand embroidered dupatta & Lehenga. Beauty &  richness is further enhanced with mukaish work and rich badla work.

Elegant classic handcrafted Chikankari Bridal Lehanga to accentuate every Indian bride and make her special day memorable with fine handcrafted Chikankari work with Mukaish work

Unique designed Chikankari Lehanga all over hand-embroidered with various embellishment like Japani kathdana, Tikki work, sequence, zardouzi work

Saturday, October 19, 2019

                                                 Chikankari - A labor of love 

Indian textiles have a long and wide history. It has reached far and wide in the world, greatly admired for its expressions of beauty, culture, tradition, techniques, and aesthetics. Walking through the by lanes of  Lucknow - City of Nawabs. The whole city resonates it ancient, preserved art, architecture, and the richness of Chikankari. Chikankari , the word takes us back to the Mughal era. Greatly admired by Noor Jahan, nurtured and imbibed in the Indian culture this magnificent handicraft still captures and continues to be in vogue.

Lucknow - City of Nawabs

Chikankari developed its splendor and precision in Lucknow. As the fable suggests it was introduced by Noor Jahan, famous Mughal emperor wife Jahangir. Chikan means intricate or fine embroidery. Chikankari flourished under the Mughals and Nawabs but experienced a downtrend during the British trend. It picked up under the Industrial era. Now it has become a household name in all parts of India, so much it has become a must in every women's wardrobe. The variety it offers from simple Kurtis to intricate Anarkali fascinates women in all age groups. 
Chikankari work was initially developed on a white yarn known as Tanzeb. 
Nowadays, with changing trends it's done on various fabrics like chiffon, pure georgette, silk, voil , cotton as per the growing demands of the consumers. In Chikankari there is a pre-determined catalog of stitch ups and is customary for different types of stitching to emerge on the same piece of embroidery. The diverse types of chikankari stitches are taipachi, bakhia, murri, haath Katti, jaali, ghaas Patti, pechni, channa Patti etc.

The Chikankari embroidery has evolved through times and still remains delicate and graceful
Jaalis are more exotic and unique. The craftsmen for Jaalis, are becoming rarer as these require extremely intricate work. Examples are Makri ( spider-like ) and Taj Mahal Jaali work. 

The royalty of Chikankari reflects the sheer hard work to develop the perfection, finesse in the stitches which takes approximately one to two months for a single attire for completion. The price for these hand embroidered items justifies the sheer hard work of the trained artisans in comparison to the machine work.  Chikankari industry is solely based in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

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Monday, October 14, 2019

Chikankari is quite mesmerizing art form that has left us its simple yet unique glam quotient. Chikankari maybe an old form but its definitely one of the most beautiful and appealing forms out there even today. The city of Lucknow is potentially the center of alluring, extremely aesthetic form of unique embroidery. An art that is extremely unique to this place, Chikankari has been religiously practiced in Lucknow for almost two entire centuries. But its initial roots did not originate from Lucknow. It flourished in the Mughal courts of Delhi in the 16th and 17th centuries up until the empire disintegrated and the craftsmen scattered across the expanse of the subcontinent. Some of the craftsmen came and settled comfortably in Lucknow. This is how this art form was initially conceived
and consolidated its roots

                                                        Bara  Imambara 

Lucknow is a beautiful ancient city, known for its beautifully built palaces, finely constructed mosques, charming temples designs and aging monuments. A city known as the Constantinople of the East, favored by the European voyagers at a point in time. It is perfectly in line with its architectural taste, polished culture, social acceptance, and limitless love for good living.

City of Nawabs 

 The culture of Lucknow is an amalgamation of cultural ingredients that has contributed to the richness and authenticity of the city. The culture of Lucknow is an amalgamation of sophistication, warmth, etiquette, courtesy, culture, and fine taste in standard of living.

Many cultural traits of the city have made the city quintessential of Tehzeeb. Lucknow is the most amazing home for cultures and cuisine but also the hidden crafts are one of its treasures. 

Chikankari the traditional art of Lucknow


Chikankari , this 400-year-old art remains a global sensation

 The floral patterns of chikankari goes hand in hand with the strong influence of Persia, flowers have always been stapled with stems, buti and leaves added in  complete design. Other embellishments include Mukaish, kamdani, badla, gotta Patti, sequence, beadwork, mirror work to give a richer look

                       Designer chikankari production

 The magic of needlework of Chikankari


Presenting Traditional  Chikankari Parsi gara Lehanga  in pure Georgette fabric reflects the artistry of our fine artisans, pure form of art . the magic created by the rich form of fusion of Chikankari with Parsi gara work with touch of royalty enhanced with sequence work to bring perfection in the Indian  traditional wear keeping the  art alive and preserved.

Keeping the Royal tradition alive in Lucknawi Styled Ghara and Sharara in pure Georgette fabric enriched with intricacies of fine hand embroidery with additional zardouzi work , sequence , zari work.

 For the contemporary brides of today's times....

 Stunning Organza Designer Chikankari Lehanga with fine hand embroidery with perfect fusion of Parsi gara embroidery enriched  additional  embellishments like sequence work , pouth , kathdana , zardouzi work , zari outline  . Perfect detailing is evident in its perfect balance of color coordination to make every special occasion memorable.......

  Fashionable Chikankari gown 
Exquisite fusion   of western with Indian traditional style to match with the changing trends of fashion globally

Thus, undoubtedly, the sheer variety of Lucknow Chikan work today is more bountiful than ever before. It is greatly in demand by the general urban masses, upper classes and celebrities in Bollywood and Hollywood alike.

                                                       Bollywood Chikankari

 Bollywood Actress Sonam Kapoor & beau Anand Ahuja dressed in traditional Chikankari on their wedding function


  Sridevi, late famous Bollywood actress in draped in classic chikankari sari of one of the most renowned Indian designers

 Shahrukh khan , dressed in traditional Sherwani in hand embroidered chikankari 


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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

The city of Lucknow blends royalty, culture, religion, architecture, art into each other than any other state of India. The skill and craftsmanship of Karigars of Lucknow art are unbeatable, for centuries hand embroidery is the main source of income of the majority of families and the perfection and mastery in this art is moving at an unimaginable pace. Global demand, appreciation, and recognition of this is evident. Hollywood famous artist Judi Dench gave global recognition of the art of Chikankari on the red carpet.

Elegant chikankari pure Georgette designer sari with Mukaish work from the house of production of designer Chikankari

Showcasing Designer Lehanga in pure Georgette with heavy Mukaish work from the house of Designer Chikankari production

Origin & history

  Mokaish or Mukaish work is an integral part of Lucknow history as it originated in the city. This form of embroidery was first developed by the royalty that resided in the city as a part of finery since Mukaish was initially used with precious gold and silver to make threads.

 The craftsmanship of Lucknow is unparalleled. This type of embroidery involves twisting of thin metallic threads to create patterns all over on the fabric. Mukaish work an exclusive embellishment is usually done on various Chikankari attires like Bridal Lehangas, Saris, Sharara, Anarkali, Chikankari dupattas, embroidered shirts. Pure Mukaish sari are highly exclusive Mukaish work was itself seen as accompanied to Chikankari.

Customized Chikankari dupatta from the house of production of Designer Chikankari

This embroidery has been still and widely used to enhance the beauty of Chikankari garment.  Mukaish work is an intensive craftwork, a high skilled laborious work involving hundreds of hours for the perfect completion of a masterpiece.

Style & Variety

Mukaish work embroidery can be manifested in two ways:
 Fardi ka kaam & Kaam Dani


Kamdani, in this work wire is attached to a small length of thread to make the process easier. These wires can be worked into a number of patterns and motifs   

Splendid craft of Mukaish work by our skilled workers of designer Chikankari

Fardi ka kaam
Fardi ka kaam , literally means dots . its the most widely recognized and loved form of Mukaish work. There are many sizes and patterns in which these dots are stitched and each has a different name.

 Hazar batti: Characteristics of Lucknow it is a thousand dots design.

 Hazar batti: Characteristics of Lucknow it is a thousand dots design.

Challa: Translates and manifests into ring

Tikki: it manifests into flattened sequins       

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