Category Archives : Lucknow Handicraft


Lucknow is so Famous, but Why?

Lucknow, the second largest city in Uttar Pradesh has been a favourite among tourists from all across the globe. Food enthusiasts and history lovers in particular find it hard to resist the charm of this beautiful city. The city offers a rare experience to travelers and explorers. On one hand, it is the political hub […]

Chota Imambada at lucknow

Logo of: ODOP - one district one product - Uttar Pradesh

One District One Product Summit Uttar Pradesh

After hosting two mega events this year – the path breaking Investors Summit and the recently concluded Ground Breaking Ceremony, Lucknow city is once again decked up to host another important event this weekend – the One District One Product (ODOP) summit. A two day event, the One District One Product (ODOP) Summit was inaugurated […]


Mahindra Sanatkada Lucknow Festival 2018 – A Celebration of Life

The Sanatkada Lucknow Festival celebrates the heritage of Lucknow. It was an initiative undertaken by Sanatkada, a creative non-profit in 2006 to promote the rich culture of the city through various activities. The festival holds a series of programs such as panel discussions, book reading sessions, exhibitions and film festivals. Food and handicrafts, not just […]


Picture of a maroon and golden lehnga

Zardozi Artisans of Lucknow 1

What is Zardozi? Zardozi is a fascinating form of embroidery work that originated under the influence of Mughal Kings in the Kingdom of Oudh, currently identified as the central part of Uttar Pradesh in India. A large number of artisans engaging in Zardozi or Chikankari are employed in the trade of developing beautiful embroidery on […]


AIFT Fashion Festival 2016

Honourable Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Ram Naik, inaugurated the exhibition cum seminar on crafts held by Asma Hussain Institute of Fashion Technology (AIFT) on May 24, 2016 at Paryatan Bhavan, Lucknow. Shri Pravir Kumar, Agriculture Production Commissioner U.P., Fashion Designer Nida Mahmood, and actor Mohit Keswani were guests of honour. Asma Hussain, founder of […]

picture of podium at AIFT fashion festival 2016

Zardozi of Lucknow – An exquisite embellishment

Lucknow has achieved the feat of being a city that scores well on four pertinent C’s: Culture, Cuisine, Craft and Creativity. Lucknow has garnered attention for being a city that has been either the hometown or thriving ground for a number of factors, be it the sophisticated culture, the craft of Chikankari and Zardozi, the […]

A picture of zardozi artisans at work in lucknow

Picture of pottery work on roadside display at Lucknow.

Chinhat Pottery- The exquisite art of pottery making 1

In India, pottery making is an art common to almost every part of the country. Every state has its own unique art of pottery making be it the “Blue Pottery” of Rajasthan, the “Terracotta” of Madhya Pradesh or the “Chinhat Pottery” of Uttar Pradesh. Every form of pottery is uniquely creative and unequivocally beautiful as […]


Lucknowites love the Silver coating

Known for their civility (adab) and culture (tehzeeb), no wonder Lucknowites use sugar-coated language and love the silver coating used for garnishing sweets or their paan. Do you want to know where that silver wrapping or coating comes from? Passing through the narrow bylanes near Akbari Gate of the Chowk area of Lucknow, you will […]

Picture of glass jars containing silver pieces for creating silver sheets.

A picture of a chikan kurta with heavy work.

Adorn your Persona with Exquisite Chikankari of Lucknow

Chikankari of Lucknow All of us inadvertently tend to form opinions about a stranger based predominantly on his dressing style and sense. The way you dress up surely speaks volumes about your personality. Branded clothes do have their own appeal, but the presence of some form of indigenous craft in clothing has its own charm. The […]