From the city of art and heritage Lucknow, comes the most elegantly crafted ‘Lucknowi Fabric’. The beautiful embroidery is embossed on white or light-colored fabric highlighting the art, and this art is known worldwide as ‘Chikankari’. Chikankari is derived from a Persian word ‘Chikan’ meaning embroidery. It is one of the oldest forms of embroidery that is still alive and defines elegance to fabric.
The chikankari embroidery gives the fabric the classy and subtle look, because of its simplicity and precisely handcrafted embroidery. The fabric is pierced and the threads are woven around the design imprinted on the fabric with washable ink, making it a beautiful embroidered fabric. The work is not just limited to women's wear, but also for men’s wear giving the look of royalty and peace.
Traditionally, muslin clothes were used to craft chikankari embroidery. But with the passing of time and modernization, the art is now swapped to lighter fabrics like cotton, georgette, silk and net. With modernization, an alternate to handmade embroidery is machine made embroidery. Though the charm of the fabric still remains constant.
Lucknowi fabric has always been the most elegant choice for the royal, mughali look. From being the perfect choice fabric for summer because of its lightweight, light color; to selecting the fabric for designer ceremony costumes.
Tirumala, brings you the most beautiful, wide variety of Lucknowi fabrics online with different embroidery to enhance your design and creation. From pure white Lucknowi fabrics of different colored fabrics encasing different artwork and designs to grade up your wardrobe.