Chikankari – The texture


So we know the origin and history of Chikankari? But what makes it irresistible? Read on –

Chikankari is one of the few handmade embroidery and not mass produced by machines. This gives it a unique texture and sets it apart from the rest run of the mill kind. Though the patterns can be reproduced many times, the exact same design cannot be made as hand stitches vary from one garment to another.

Chikankari is a motley of threads woven in intricate design patterns. While it may look simple, once worn the look changes drastically making it look delicately beautiful. Chikankari has a unique ability to look chic, glamorous yet understated, all at the same time. This is the reason why it is the most sought after embroidery by celebrities.


Earlier Chikankari was only being used only on traditional cotton and muslin cloth. Today designers are using this fine embroidery combined with zardozi, mukaish and resham embroidery on a plethora of garments. Ranging from sarees to wrap around skirts, pants, corsets etc, Chikankari is now being done on most of the latest outfits. Celebrities like Deepika Padukone, Amitabh and Jaya Bacchan, Juhi Chawla, Aishwarya Rai Bacchan have often been spotted in Chikankari outfits.

We at RZUstyle are committed to this traditional art and house all the latest collection at affordable prices. Do visit our website – to know more about us and shop online.

@Pic courtesy – Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla


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