Ethnava Magenta Georgette Saree with Blouse
- Opening doors to merge feminine aesthetics with traditional craft, we at Ethnava have created this harmoniously charming special piece which is hand embroidered black chikankari Lucknow kurta with modal cotton material. With Ethnava we aim to provide you with a chikan Kurti which denotes elegance with comfort.
- Pink is the color of feminine aesthetics. Beautifully adorned with immaculate chikan stitches “Phanda” and “Bhakiya”, this dark pink chikan saree with white thread embroidery on georgette is a perfect embodiment of grace and poise. Detailed floral patterns and motifs are skillfully stitched onto the “pallu” of this handcrafted masterpiece.
- Phanda refers to knots that are in the shape of Millets. Phanda is considered to be a more intricate version of stitches. However, the knots are much smaller and far more delicate. Mostly utilized in making the center of the flowers in simple Chikankari design motifs. It is a knot type of a millet shaped stitch.
- The main stitches in Chikanare Bhakia or shadow work, which is one of the most delicate stitches in Chikankari done on fine muslin and have an opalescent ‘shadowy’ effect. The thread is massed on the underside of the fabric so as to create a shadow or opaque on the face of the fabric which is typical of this form of embroidery. The shadow is created by a closed Herringbone stitch on the reverse side of the fabric, at times it seems to appear like a delicate patchwork. It is presumed that this style of embroidery tender to pattern itself on Jamdani weaving.
- Some historians also hold the view that during the Mughal rule the court had expert ‘Raffugars’, and since the embroidered muslins were so fine that it hardly lasted one wash, these darners did invisible work and this later developed into a Bakhiastitch, although this is a very unromantic view. This kind of stitch was very popular in Murshidabad and Dacca but this art died out, In Lucknow, it managed to sustain, survive, and is very popular, as all the artisans knew this stitch.
- This beautifully crafted pink saree should be a part of every woman’s closet. An embodiment of elegance and grace, this saree is perfect wear for you.
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 jewelry. 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.
Pink is the color of feminine aesthetics. Beautifully adorned with immaculate chikan stitches “Phanda” and “Bhakiya”, this dark pink chikan saree with white thread embroidery on georgette is a perfect embodiment of grace and poise. Detailed floral patterns and motifs are skillfully stitched onto the “pallu” of this handcrafted masterpiece.
Chikan, in the literal sense, means ’embroidery’. This traditional embroidery style is one of Lucknow’s most ancient and well-known art forms, believed to be introduced by the Mughals. The simple and precise handwork on the garment gives it a very subtle, classy feel that modern embroidery techniques lack. The main essence of the garment is a simple design, and while motifs are now added to make the garment look rich, it still remains a simple and affordable fabric choice.
Disclaimer: Our products are hand-embroidered by expert artisans and may have slight dissimilarities that are a natural outcome of human involvement in the process. These minor variations of Stitches/Motifs add to its charm and ensure you have a unique product.