The word Chikankari literally means 'Embroidery' (thread or wire). It is one of Lucknow's oldest textile decoration styles. It is a very delicate and intricate type of embroidery. Initially, the embroidery was done using white yarn on colorless muslin known as tanzeb. However, today, georgette, chiffon, cotton, mulmul, and other fine fabrics are also being used.
Nama:Stay is your one-stop destination to shop for all types of Chiknakri embroidery on a variety of silhouettes and fabrics. We offer you a Chikankari a-line kurta, angrakha, flared kurta, straight kurta etc. We bring to you celebrity-approved and influencer-approved chikankari kurtas and bottom wear.
Yes, all our Chikankari kurtas are hand embroidered by our artisans in Lucknow. Genuine Chikankari kurtas feature intricate hand embroidery. The stitches should be fine, even, and delicately executed, reflecting the artisan's skill and patience.
Here are our Chikankari garment care tips:
- We recommend hand washing in cold water or dry cleaning only.
- White garments need to be washed separately.
- Use cold water only for chikankari
- Do not iron embellishments
- Do not dry in direct sunlight as it may fade the color of the fabric
Both the Lucknowi Chikankari Kurta and Lucknowi Chikan Kurta are the same. It's just a nomenclature difference, both mean Chikankari Kurta.
At Shop Nama:stay, we bring to you a wide variety of materials that are intricately hand embroidered by our artisans. Our collection of materials includes cotton, pure cotton, georgette, kota cotton, organza, muslin, mukaish work on cotton, muslin, crepe, chanderi, cambric, modal cotton, etc.
For identifying a real Chikankari kurta follow these 5 easy steps:
- Check the back side of the garment, it should have loose threads. These loose threads indicate that they are hand embroidered and not machine embroidered.
- Look for various traditional Chikankari stitches such as "Bakhiya" (shadow work), "Phanda" (small dot), etc.
- Check the fabric, it should feel pure, soft, and breathable.
- Buy Chikankari kurtas from trusted sources, well-known brands, or artisan cooperatives
- Authentic handcrafted Chikankari kurtas are a labor-intensive art form. If the price seems too good to be true, it might indicate a lack of authenticity.
Absolutely yes, you can definitely wear a Chikankari kurta for casual occasions! Chikankari kurtas are the most versatile pieces in your wardrobe. It's an excellent choice to wear on casual occasions such as a friend's birthday, brunch, or office wear. We offer a wide variety of cotton, muslin, and mulmul kurtas that you can wear on casual occasions.
Styling a Chikankari kurta for a special event such as Diwali, a friend's wedding, Durga puja or any other festivity is all about blending traditional elegance with modern flair. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you create a stunning look:
- Choose the Right Kurta: Opt for a Chikankari kurta that suits the formality of the event. Long-length straight kurtas or a-line flared kurtas can add a touch of grandeur, while shorter lengths provide a more contemporary feel.
- Color Palette: Soft pastels are perfect for daytime events, while rich jewel tones add glamor to evening affairs.
- Bottom Wear:
- Palazzo Pants: Pair your kurta with flowy palazzo pants for an effortlessly chic look.
- Straight Pants: For a more sophisticated appearance, opt for fitted cigarette pants that balance the flair of the kurta.
Choose a clutch or potli bag that matches your outfit's color palette and complements the Chikankari work. And you are ready for your special event.
At shop Nama:Stay we offer our community Chikankari kurtas in a wide array of colors, offering a spectrum that suits every taste and occasion. We offer pastel shades like powder blue, blush pink, mint green, and lavender that evoke an air of delicacy and elegance. We also offer Neutrals such as ivory, beige, and ecru for timeless choices. We bring to you Chikankari kurtas that feature embroidery in a contrasting color, which adds a striking visual appeal. Rest assured from earthy tones to jewel tones like ruby or emerald green, we offer you a wide variety of color options to choose from.
Step into a world steeped in tradition and elegance with Shop Nama:Stay's premium selection of hand embroidered chikankari kurtas for women. Our collection boasts a...
Step into a world steeped in tradition and elegance with Shop Nama:Stay's premium selection of hand embroidered chikankari kurtas for women. Our collection boasts a blend of rich Indian heritage and contemporary styling that will leave you spoilt for choice.
The Artistry of Lucknowi Chikankari kurtas
Dive deep into the history of Chikankari, a centuries-old embroidery style that hails from the city of Lucknow. Each of our Lucknowi Chikankari and Chikan kurtas captures the essence of this traditional art form. Handcrafted by skilled artisans, the meticulous detailing, and intricate needlework on each piece tell a tale of enduring elegance and timeless style. Let these kurtas transport you to the bustling streets of Lucknow, where the magic of Chikankari first took root.
Flow with elegance in Flared Kurta
Explore the playful side of Chikankari with our selection of flared kurtas. The intricate Chikankari embroidery enhances the charm of the flared silhouette, creating a balance of comfort and grandeur. These kurtas offer a contemporary spin on a traditional design, perfect for occasions where you want to make an unforgettable style statement.
A straight path to style with Straight Kurtas
Meet the perfect blend of simplicity and elegance with our collection of Chikankari straight kurtas. Their structured silhouette coupled with the finesse of Lucknowi Chikankari creates a minimalistic yet impactful aesthetic. These kurtas are your go-to choice for a sleek, modern look with a touch of Indian tradition.
A Modern twist with Angrakha Kurtas
Experience a unique fusion of style and asymmetry with our Angrakha Chikankari kurtas. This crossover style takes on a new life with the exquisite touch of Chikankari, making a playful and memorable fashion statement. Each Angrakha kurta in our collection is a testament to the versatility of Chikankari embroidery, seamlessly blending traditional and modern design elements.
Fall in Love with Chikankari at Shop Nama:stay
Our diverse collection of Chikankari kurtas is a tribute to India's rich sartorial legacy. Each piece is meticulously handcrafted, embodying the spirit of Lucknowi embroidery. Let the magic of Chikankari transform your style and take you on a journey through India's rich textile history. Discover the beauty of Chikankari at Shop Nama:Stay and let your style tell a story.
Shop Nama:Stay is your gateway to explore the charm of Chikankari. From the traditional allure of Lucknowi Chikan to the modern vibes of flared, straight, and Angrakha kurtas, we offer a versatile collection that caters to every woman's taste. Embark on a style journey with our exquisite range of Chikankari kurtas today!