Lucknow Chikan motif ~ link to article with stitch info and further photos

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Lucknow Chikan motif ~ link to article with stitch info and further photos

Another superb article on Chikan embroidery of Lucknow. Link to the Article Nov 2015

Another superb article on Chikan embroidery of Lucknow. Link to the Article Nov 2015

Khamsa hand, embroidered in white. From Aysa store, hand-embroidered in the traditional Chikkankari style by the women of Jais village, in Uttar Pradesh, India.

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Khamsa hand, embroidered in white. From Aysa store, hand-embroidered in the traditional Chikkankari style by the women of Jais village, in Uttar Pradesh, India.


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The Chikankari Chikan embroidery  from Lucknow during the reign of Wajad Ali the last ruler of the state. White thread embroidery upon white cotton cloth.  variety of stitches to create different lace-like or monochromatic effects, areas that are opaque or transparent emphasized with bold or delicate details or outlines depending on the design.

The Chikankari Chikan embroidery from Lucknow during the reign of Wajad Ali the last ruler of the state. White thread embroidery upon white cotton cloth. variety of stitches to create different lace-like or monochromatic effects, areas that are opaque or transparent emphasized with bold or delicate details or outlines depending on the design.

Lucknow Chikan Shawl  India Lucknow Late 18th/ early 19th century 85 x 286 cms (33½ x 112½ ins) Cotton, worked on a light tan ground, possibly a natural coloured cotton Embroidery; open and pulled work, satin stitch, running stitch.We have shown pictures of the shawl to Rosemary Crill at the V&A who feels the shape of the boteh makes it early 19th century, perhaps 1815.

Lucknow Chikan Shawl India Lucknow Late 18th/ early 19th century 85 x 286 cms (33½ x 112½ ins) Cotton, worked on a light tan ground, possibly a natural coloured cotton Embroidery; open and pulled work, satin stitch, running stitch.We have shown pictures of the shawl to Rosemary Crill at the V&A who feels the shape of the boteh makes it early 19th century, perhaps 1815.

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Antique Shawl - c. 1810 - 1820 Early 19th Century Ayrshire Embroidered Whitework Muslin Stole

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