Ethnava Hand Embroidered Lucknowi Chikankari Yellow Cotton Saree with Blouse Peice-21114

  • This beautiful yellow saree enframe the feminine quotient of any belle and renders a class to her stature. This saree has a royal descendency. Beautiful thread work using sea green thread and ‘Ulti-Bhakiya’ chikan stitches in a floral pattern on saree is meant for every woman who wears it as these sarees have an undeniable feminine appeal that is endearing.
  • SKU of Lucknowi Saree: 21114
  • Style: Saree
  • Color of Chikankari Saree: Yellow
  • Length of Chikan Saree: 6.25 meters
  • Touch & Feel: Soft and comfortable chikankari saree
  • Fabric : Cotton
  • Thread: Cotton thread
  • Embroidery: Ulta Bakhiya

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Ethnava Chikankari Yellow Cotton Saree with Blouse Peice

  • Chikankari, which in the literal sense means embroidery is derived from the Persian word ‘Chakin’ which is also pronounced as ‘Chikan’. It is believed that Noor Jehan, wife of Mughal emperor Jahangir introduced Chikankari in Lucknow. From the lanes of Old Lucknow, Ethnava brings you the age-old art of Chikankari keeping in mind the traditionalism with a hint of modernity.
  • This beautiful yellow saree enframe the feminine quotient of any belle and renders a class to her stature. This saree has a royal descendency. Beautiful thread work using sea green thread and ‘Ulti-Bhakiya’ chikan stitches in a floral pattern on saree is meant for every woman who wears it as these sarees have an undeniable feminine appeal that is endearing.
  • This beautiful yellow saree enframe the feminine quotient of any belle and renders a class to her stature. This saree has a royal descendency. Beautiful thread work using sea green thread and ‘Ulti-Bhakiya’ chikan stitches in a floral pattern on saree is meant for every woman who wears it as these sarees have an undeniable feminine appeal that is endearing.
  • 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.

Product Specifications

  • SKU of Lucknowi Saree: 21114
  • Style: Saree
  • Color of Chikan Saree: Yellow
  • Length of Chikan Saree: 6.25 meters
  • Touch & Feel: Soft and comfortable chikan saree
  • Fabric : Cotton
  • Thread: Cotton thread
  • Embroidery: Ulta Bakhiya

Chikankari Trivia

Chikan designs have also been inspired by various other Mughal architecture with floral design. The most probable explanation which has historical backing reveals that the Chikan craft originated in West Bengal where the work meant ‘fine’. They had very fine local muslins made into garments for themselves, which the ladies embroidered with the Chikanwork of exquisite delicacy and beauty. The benevolent rulers of Awadh patronized the artisans and encouraged their craftsmanship and the affluence and extravagance of later Awadh rulers seems to have attracted their enchanting craft to their capital of Lucknow.

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.