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Tahzeeb . तहज़ीब ✽ Hand Embroidered Cotton Dupatta ✽ 12

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This beautiful spring/summer collection is created on handloom cotton inspired by the colours of seasonal flowers. Each and every Dupatta contains authentic Chikankari with traditional Motifs, carefully done by artisans based in the historical city of Lucknow. The dupattas are skin friendly.

  • Rs.1,890

Availability: Sold Out

Product Code: 1557-SL21-SLIND0004-12

Made/ Mkt. By: Sarausi Lifestyle Pvt. Ltd.

Box- L.W.H | Wgt:233 x 106 x 0cm | 400g



The word Chikan or Chakin is of Persian origin meaning making delicate patterns on fabric. Inspired by Turkish embroidery Chikankari embroidery in its present form is believed to be introduced and flourished in India by Mughal empress Noorjehan in seventeenth century. Some designs and patterns from queen's own wardrobe, being popularly produced even today. Some of the first references of Chikan however can be found in the records of Megasthenes, a Greek traveler, who has mentioned the use of flowered muslins by Indians in the 3rd century B.C. 



Chikankari is subtle embroidery, white on white, in which minute and delicate stitches stand out as textural contrasts, shadows and traceries. Some stitches are worked from the back and some from the front. In a unique Anokhi chikan, the stitches do not appear at the back. The patterns and effects depend on the stitches and the thicknesses of the threads used.  



Chikankari work basically consists of a number of processes namely cutting, stitching, printing, embroidery, washing and finishing. After cutting and stitching the fabric, printing is done by using wooden blocks that are dipped in dye. This fabric is then embroidered. Traditionally, different artisan families practiced and perfected one type of stitch and it would therefore often take between three to four craftsmen to embroider a single garment. 
The stitches in are divided into mainly three heads: 
Flat stitches - Taipchi, Pashni, Bakhia, Dhoom
Embossed stitches - Murri, Pahanda
Jaali - Siddhaur, Bulbul  



Frames are used to maintain the right tension of fabric and uniformity in the stitches. The embroidery is done on the printed designs. Different people specializing in different kinds of stitching contribute to the finished piece.
Washing is the last stage and is very important. After the garment goes through the preceding steps, it becomes so dirty that the finer flaws are not seen unless it is washed.



White thread is embroidered on cool, pastel shades of light muslin and cotton garments. Nowadays Chikan embroidery is also done with colored and silk threads in colors, to meet the fashion trends and keep the craft up-to-date. Lucknow is the heart of the Chikankari industry today and the variety is known as Lucknawi Chikan.



Craftsmen
Made by Artisans works with Sarausi Lifestyle Pvt. Ltd.
City Sammo (Lucknow based CHIKANKARI Artisans)
Returns and Exchange
Note The items in this category are not refundable. The product is only eligible for a refund only if you receive it damaged or defected. The products in this category is handmade. These might slightly differ from as seen on digital screen.
Material
Made of White Malmal Cotton
Instruction
Care White Malmal Cotton
Restrictions
COD - Option Not Available