Chikankar Sarees

Chikankari sarees

While the fabric, colour, and quality of a saree play the major role in winning a woman’s liking, the patterns, design finesse, and motifs on the drape play the catalysts. Canvassing a web of intricate patterns that mirror skillful craftsmanship are the Lucknow-born Chikankari sarees, a drape valued for its designs. These traditional Indian weaves are renowned for their delicate elegance and exquisite patterns which stand out from its contemporaries.

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The birth of an art form

With a strong-forged connection with the history of Lucknow, the Chikankari art form has touched every household in the region with its magical charm. Derived from the Persian word ‘chikan”, the craft rose to prominence during the 16th century, a time when Mughals reigned supreme. It was said that Emperor Jahangir’s wife, Noor Jahan, played a major role in popularising Chikakari. Ever since, the weaving community of the city has passionately inherited the skill of giving life to drapes, keeping the craft authentic for ages. 

Beyond sarees

The Chikankari work, an art of weaving fabrics with floral patterns and culturally significant motifs, transcends the borders of sarees and is often seen on regular dresses and chudidars as well. This versatility makes it one of the most revered sartorial crafts amongst the weaving communities. 

The Chikankari charm 

Chikankari sarees stand as a symbol of timeless elegance. The delicate thread work creates a subtle charm, making these sarees perfect for various occasions, from traditional ceremonies to modern celebrations. From soft pastels to vibrant hues, each saree is a canvas of versatility. Whether it's a casual gathering or a formal event, our Chikankari sarees are designed to suit every occasion.