Chikan or Chikankari (Uttar Pradesh): The present form of chikan work is associated with the city of Lucknow, in Uttar Pradesh

Chikan or Chikankari (Uttar Pradesh): The present form of chikan work is associated with the city of Lucknow, in Uttar Pradesh

Chikan or Chikankari (Uttar Pradesh): The present form of chikan work is associated with the city of Lucknow, in Uttar Pradesh

Chikan or Chikankari (Uttar Pradesh): The present form of chikan (meaning elegant patterns on fabric) work is associated with the city of Lucknow, in Uttar Pradesh. Chikan embroidery on silk is Lucknow’s own innovation. The other chikan styles are that of Calcutta and Dacca. However, characteristic forms of stitch were developed in Lucknow: phanda and murri.

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