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

  • This beautiful white cotton 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 maroon colored thread 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: White
  • 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 White Cotton Saree with Blouse

  • Fragile threads adorned in delicate designs on exquisite fabrics, Chikankari has its own brand of deliberate and detailed art work. Over the years, Chikankari has evolved, as all forms of art have. It now flaunts modernist features in its styling. However, like many other art forms, Chikankari has not strayed from its traditionalist embroidery. We, at Ethnava, maintain this unwavering loyalty of the craft to its traditionalism, while also adopting the ever evolving modernity of fashion in the cut, style and make of our product.
  • This beautiful white cotton 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 maroon colored thread 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.
  • Originated in the Mughal Era, it is one of the popular stitching techniques of Lucknowi Chikankari. The Bakhiya Stitch is formed in two ways: Ulti Bakhiya (From backside) and Seedhi Bakhiya (From the front side). 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.
  • Originated in the Mughal Era, it is one of the popular stitching techniques of Lucknowi Chikankari. The Bakhiya Stitch is formed in two ways: Ulti Bakhiya (From backside) and Seedhi Bakhiya (From the front side). 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!

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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: White
  • Length of Chikan saree: 6.25 meters
  • Touch & Feel: Soft and comfortable chikan saree
  • Fabric : Cotton
  • Thread: Cotton thread
  • Embroidery: Ulta Bakhiya

Chikankari Trivia

  • The Chikankari patterns follow the typical Awadhi design that can also be found in Henna applied on the delicate palms of the fair maidens of Awadh, and on the ‘raushandan’ built out of stone-carvings on walls. Flowers, creepers, ferns, ‘Boota’, and ‘Kairi’, among other motifs, which are close to the art and architecture of Awadh
  • It 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.