Chikankari is a traditional embroidery style from Lucknow, India. It is a delicate and artfully done hand embroidery. It is one of the finest and unique embroidery one cannot find anywhere else in the world. It is known for its exquisite style and fine needlework and is unparalleled when it comes to refinement.
The stitches used in Chikankari work of Lucknow are basically of three categories, namely • Flat Stitches (Subtle stitches that remain close to the fabric) • Embossed Stitches (they give a grainy appearance) • Jali Work (Created by thread tension, it gives a delicate net effect)