Ethnava chikankari White Cotton Saree
- Traditionally white mulmul or muslin cloths were used to make Chikankari sarees. These fabrics were soft and had a sheen to them that rendered the saree with a touch of royalty. With the emergence of newer fabrics in the fashion world, the Chikankari artwork is woven on different types of cloths having different colors to cater to all the taste of all the women who love it. Chickankari has a sophistication factor that is amply suffused in ethnicity. The beauty of Chikankari sarees lies in its neatness.
- These “six yards of elegance” has been handcrafted with utmost precision and detailing using intricate chikan stitch “Ulta Bakhiya” has been used to adorn the cotton fabric using Maroon cotton threads to create immaculate designs and floral embroideries.
- Ulti Bakhiya is crisscrossing of thread work on fabric- a reverse of shadow work. It gives the look as if the embroidery is itself the texture of the garment. Ulti Bakhiya is crisscrossing of thread work on fabric- a reverse of shadow work. It gives the look as if the embroidery is itself the texture of the garment.
- Bakhiya or ‘shadow work’ is actually one of the most creative and unique forms of embroidery contained in Chikankari. In this stitch the filling is done on the wrong side while the design is bounded by a running stitch on the right side of the fabric to give it a neat look, since the stitch is made on the reverse side of the fabric, resembling the herringbone stitch. It brings out the vastness of this craft. Not only does Chikankari come alive in the form of embroidery on the face of a fabric, but it also embraces the fabric from below to create a shadow which fills up patterns. This stitch is one of the many tributes to the wholesomeness of Chikankari!
Add on to the saree
It can be worn with puff sleeved blouses, crop tops, or a bell sleeved blouse. It can also be fashioned with a contemporary version of ‘Dhoti’, and worn as the trendy half-saree. It can also be paired with a belt to give you that coveted mix of old and new! As the embroidery of Chikankari is detailed and heavy, it does well to lose excessive jewellery. A simple oversized or minimal pair of earrings shall suffice to complement the ensemble. The look can be topped off with an elegant watch or bracelet, to give the finishing touches.
- SKU of Lucknowi saree: Parul
- Style: Saree
- Color of Chikankari saree: White
- Length of Chikan saree: 6.25 meters
- Touch & Feel: Soft and comfortable chikankari saree
- Fabric : Cotton
- Thread: Cotton thread
- Embroidery: Ulta Bakhiya
Chikankari is an ancient form of white floral embroidery, intricately worked with needle and raw thread on a variety of fabrics like cotton, muslin, silk, organza etc. The word ‘Chikan’ has been derived from Persian language which was the court language of India introduced by the Mughals.
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.