Chikan, in the literal sense, means ’embroidery’. This traditional embroidery style is one of Lucknow’s most ancient and well-known art forms, believed to be introduced by the Mughals. The simple and precise handwork on the garment gives it a very subtle, classy feel that modern embroidery techniques lack. The main essence of the garment is a simple design, and while motifs are now added to make the garment look rich, it still remains a simple and affordable fabric choice.

Thread: Wool thread

Needle: Medium size

Fabric: Cotton

chicken stitch

chicken stitch

chicken stitch

chicken stitch
chicken stitch for kurti neck

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