Class with a dash of exquisiteness is wonderfully orchestrated on Hand Embroidered White Cotton Lucknow Chikan Dupatta. An ostentatious Chikan dupatta material with a contemporary touch produced using hand-woven texture in the marvellous white shade, a work of virtuoso by our specialist. The famous stitches of Chikankari Bakhiya, Phanda intricately hand-embroidered with white cotton threads that draw out the ever celebrate Lucknowi Chikankari in the most ideal way.
Bakhiya is one of the most mysterious sounding and popular stitches of Chikankari work. These stitches are done on the back side of the cloth, while the actual design is made on the front part of the cloth in herringbone style.
This unique method ensures that the shadow of the thread is seen from the front side of the cloth and looks like a self-design of the cloth itself!
According to a legend, a Begum saw this design on the appliqué dress of a British lady and wanted the same effect in embroidery on her dress. And this is how the bakhiya stitch of chikankari was born in the 18th century.
This type of stitch is known for its double back and shadow work. It’s mostly done from the wrong side of the fabric and the actual design on the front end is rendered in herringbone style. The shadow of the thread is seen on the cloth from the right side. In industry, it is also known as “Ulti” and “Seedhi” Bakhiya.
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 utilised in making the centre of the flowers in simple Chikankari design motifs. It is a knot type of a millet shaped stitch.
Chikankari Trivia: The craft of chikan work or chikan kari, more commonly called lucknowi chikan, is hundreds of years old and has been passed down from generations to generations by expert craftsmen. This age old art incorporates about 32 different stitching techniques that are often combined with pearls, mirrors and mukaish. Chikan kari kurta and sarees have been a part of this traditional art form for generations.
Chikan Dupatta Also Known : Chunari, Chunri, Chunni, Odhni, Orna, Pacheri, Pallu, Shawl and Scarf
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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.