Tag Archives : Chikankari


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 […]

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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 […]

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Where to buy Chikan suits and Kurtas in Lucknow?

Lucknow city, famous for its Chikankari—the exclusive and intricate form of hand embroidery native to the city and very close to the hearts of Lucknowites—is a shopping haven in the truest sense. Admired the world over, the art that has adorned every section of the fashion world is freely available here in all shapes and […]


Chikankari: The Nitty-gritty

Chikankari is a beautiful and intriguing art. It has a rich legacy attached to it and has been mesmerizing people all over the world for years. The more you know about this craft, the more you will be able to understand and appreciate it. Chikankari has six basic stitches and over thirty-five other stitches that are used in combination depending on […]


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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 […]