Ethnava Hand Embroidered Beige Cotton Chikankari Kurti-2380

  • This beige cotton Chikankari Kurti is adorned with two major stitches unique to the craft of Chikankari: Keel, Phanda, Shadow, Bakhiya. This cotton cloth features exquisite embroidery that goes far beyond merely decorating it. The stitches which this kurti is embroidered with, are reminiscent of Lakhnavi culture. “Keel”, a word synonymous for Nose Pins, is a type of stitch true to its name. This stitch is made to resemble nose pins. The stitch is made by picking up a very tiny stitch with a needle and embroidery it. This pearl like dot is surrounded by very tiny spikes are embroidered which have a ‘v’ mark on the top of the spikes and it represents the proverbial nose pin worn by North Indian women.
  • SKU of Lucknowi Kurti: 2380
  • Style: Straight
  • Color of Chikankari Kurti: Beige
  • Length of Chikan Kurti: 46  inch
  • Sleeves: Three-quarter sleeves, ¾ sleeves
  • Fabric: Cotton
  • Thread: Cotton thread
  • Embroidery: Bakhiya, Keel & Phanda
  • Silhouette: Chikankari Kurti provides a comfortable and relaxed silhouette.
  • Touch & Feel: Soft and comfortable Chikankari Kurti


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    Glorious Ethnava Beige Cotton Chikankari Kurti -2380

  • Beige cotton white Kurti embellished with Chikankari stitches that include Keel, Phanda, Shadow, and Bakhiya. This cotton cloth is exquisitely embroidered and does so much more than adorn the cloth. In the manner in which this Kurta is embroidered, one finds a close connection to Lakhnavi culture.  The stitch “Keel,” also known as a Nose Pin, is true to its name. It is supposed to represent nose pins. In order to make this stitch, a very tiny stitch is picked up with the needle on the fabric and the. Very tiny spikes surround the pearl-like dot are embroidered, which have a ‘V shape on the top of the spikes, and it looks like the traditional nose pin worn by women in North India.
  • A Chikankari is a meticulous art form that uses fine threads and designs on exquisite fabrics. As with all forms of art, Chikankari has evolved through the years. Styled in a modernist manner, it now boasts modernist features. Chikankari, like most other art forms, remained faithful to its traditional embroidery. At Ethnavamaintain this unwavering loyalty of the craft to its traditionalism while also adopting the ever-evolving modernity of fashion in our product’s cut, style, and make.
  • Among the most popular stitches is shadow work. The stitch is done on the reverse side, like the herringbone stitch, so the filling is done on the wrong side, while a running stitch forms a neat border around the design on the right side. Phanda is a knot that resembles millets. It is much more delicate, however, and the knots are much smaller. Mostly utilized in making the center of the flowers in simple Chikankari design motifs. It is a knot type of millet-shaped stitch.
  • For centuries, generations after generations, the heritage of craftsmanship has been transmitted in the northern heartland of India. It is no surprise that the erstwhile Awadh also cradles the origin of Chikankari, along with the exquisite flavors of Awadhi and Mughlai cuisine, intricate carvings, and architectural wonders. Awadh is a culture rich in a variety of art forms, and its artisans have been practicing the art of Chikankari embroidery for centuries. The Mughal emperor Jahangir’s wife, Nur Jehan, introduced it. The emperor then sponsored it, and the craft spread across the plains of Awadh. The Chikankari trade continues to be practiced by the old artisan families of Awadh.
  • Wearing an elegant Chikan Kurti will bring out the rich culture of Awadh in you and turn heads. You can bring out the royal in you by wearing this Kurta. The Chikan Kurti’s vast versatility makes it appropriate for wearing to work or any party or your college With its unique style and appeal, this Chikankari Kurta will never let you down. Perfect for wearing to the office or in college, this Kurti is gorgeous. Summer evenings and sunny winter morning brunches look great in this color palette and fabric.As routine summer wear, this Kurti is sure to be by your side. The craft of Chikan Kari also benefits from being handcrafted, as each piece is its own and can not be copied. Chikan Kurti is enhanced by motifs that illustrate the skill and creativity of our artisans.
  • Cotton Kurtis is best known for its acclimatization and physiological suitability. When summer’s blistering heat causes all, we look desperately to keep ourselves cool. Many of us face a dilemma – whether to go for something fashionable or seek respite from the heat in comfortable outfits. But do you have to choose between fashion and comfort? Can’t you enjoy the best of both worlds?
  • Most ladies struggle with indecision over what to wear when the sun is blasting. And you probably already know that when it comes to comfort, there is nothing better than cotton chikan Kurtis and cotton chikan Kurtas. But be mindful, or you might end up with a fabric that worsens the situation. Most fabrics can’t absorb sweat, and as a result, they tend to get stuck to your body. They make you feel uncomfortable no matter how nice and fashionable the dress looks. So the idea is to be careful about your choice of fabric during the summer months.
  • If you are looking for fabric to wear during the summer months, cotton is undoubtedly on the top of the list. Here at Kurti Fashion, we find that Cotton Chikan Kurtis and Cotton Chikan Kurtas are always the best sellers during the summer seasons. It keeps your body sweat-free by removing moisture. It takes a lot of liquid to make cotton feel damp on your body because it prevents sweat from sticking to the skin.
  • Cotton Kurti is a good insulator keeping the heat at bay during the summer months. You will feel comfortable in cotton clothes even when involved in an intense physical activity such as exercise. The fabric is soft and easily stretchable, yet another reason why you will feel comfortable in cotton clothes. Since cotton prevents the clothes from sticking to your body, you won’t be at the risk of developing rashes or skin allergies.

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  • The craft of Chikankari stands out in itself, and does not need excessive accessorizing. The embroidery around the neck shall suffice, and one can choose to let go heavy necklaces.
  • These Chikan Kurtis work best with oversized oxidized earrings, or pearl studs to complement the white pearl-like stitches. A small matching bracelet or watch would complete the look very well. Sunglasses also look formidable with the all over casual but royal vibe of the piece’

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  • Into the northern heartlands of India, the heritage of craftsmanship has been passed down for centuries, generation after generation. Among the exquisite flavors of Mughlai and Awadhi food, the intricate carvings, and the architectural wonders, the erstwhile Awadh also cradles the origins of Chikankari with pride.
  • A culture already rich in various art forms, the artisans of Awadh are learned in the craft of Chikankari embroidery and carry it forward to this day. It was introduced by Nur Jehan, the wife of Mughal Emperor Jahangir. The emperor then sponsored the craft and it spread throughout the plains of Awadh. The old artisan families of Awadh come from a line of skilled Chikankari artists, and they still practice the trade.

Chikan Kurti Also Known : Kurta, Kurti, Noori, Top, Tunic, Boho, Dress

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Disclaimer:  Our products are hand embroidered by expert artisans and may have slight dissimilarities that are a natural outcome of the human involvement in the process. These minor variations of Stitches/Motifs add to its charm and ensure you have a unique product.


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