Story About Chikankari
Chikankari, originating from the city of Lucknow, is a renowned and delicate form of embroidery. The word "Chikan" is derived from the Persian word "Chakin," which means creating delicate patterns on fabrics. This art form involves the use of a needle and untwisted cotton thread on sheer fabrics.The Chikankari embroidery of Lucknow is so cherished that it has earned the recognition of a Geographical Indication (GI) since 2008, signifying its unique connection to the region. Popular motifs in Chikankari embroidery include ﬂoral patterns, paisleys, vines, and intricate geometric shapes. Chikankari is not merely an art form; it's a reﬂection of the rich cultural heritage of Lucknow. Its delicate craftsmanship and timeless appeal continue to captivate admirers worldwide, making it a treasure tradition that has stood the test of time. As we delve into the world of Chikankari, it's important to mention Ethnava, we are dedicated to preserving and promoting the art of Chikankari, ensuring that its beauty continues to ﬂourish for generations to come.
Why Choose Us
Welcome to Ethnava, a distinguished Lucknowi chikankari brand that brings forth the timeless artistry of yesteryears in a regal and opulent manner. Our brand stands as a testament to the exceptional craftsmanship of our revered artisans, who pour their passion and expertise into creating awe-inspiring chikankari designs on the most exquisite fabrics.
Indulge in the allure of Ethnava's chikankari collection, where each piece is a reﬂection of royal reﬁnement and grace.
Immerse yourself in the captivating beauty of our intricately crafted creations, meticulously handcrafted with utmost care and attention to detail. Discover the essence of Lucknowi chikankari, elevated to unparalleled levels of regal splendor, exclusively for the discerning aﬁcionado of ﬁne fashion.
The Chikankari process begins with the fashion designer's vision. They conceptualize the design, taking inspiration from traditional motifs, contemporary trends, or even creating entirely new patterns.
Cutting and Stitching
Once the fabric is ready, it's cut and stitched into the desired shape. This can include sarees, kurtas, suits etc.
Some designs require block printing as a preliminary step. Wooden blocks with the chosen pattern are dipped in dye and then stamped onto the fabric to create a guideline for the embroidery.
Chikankari is a traditional Indian fashion style where skilled artisans hand-embroider designs using various stitches, such as backstitch, chain stitch, and satin stitch, to create unique textures and dimensions.
After embroidery, the fabric undergoes a washing process to remove any markings or impurities. This also softens the fabric and enhances the embroidery's sheen.
Finishing & Quality Check
Chikankari pieces undergo a rigorous quality check before being sold, ensuring they meet the brand's high standards for craftsmanship and quality.