Grey Chikankari Kurta
Type Of Work – Chikankari
Neck – Mandarin Neck
Sleeves – 3/4th
Closure Type – Elastic
Fit – Regular
Color – Grey
Pattern – Embroidered
Fabric – Cotton
This product is hand embroidered and may have slight dissimilarities that are a natural outcome of human involvement in the process.
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Chikankari Embroidery – an art form from traditional times that remains popular even today
Grey Chikankari Kurta With Palazzo
What is chikankari?
Grey Chikankari Kurta is very similar to Shadow work, a white embroidery work that uses herringbone stitches on the back of the fabric to fill designs, resulting in a fine shadow on the face of the fabric
What is the difference between shadow work and Authentic Chikankari Suit?
In Authentic Chikankari Kurta With Palazzo, shadow work uses mostly herringbone stitch interspersed with some other stitches, Chikan work is a combination of many different embroidery stitches, flat, raised, and knot stitches. In chikan work, some of the designs are worked from the back of the fabric and others from the front.
Where is this technique used?
Delicately worked Authentic Chikankari Kurta With Palazzo designs were embroidered on the finest of cotton mulmul (muslin) fabrics during the Mughal period, and it had value and worth for its aesthetics. It had been encouraged very much during that time to make it one of the most popular embroidery techniques of India and which has remained so till date. This embroidery technique is popularly used to adorn beautiful kurtas and sarees and even home decor items.
What are the stitches employed in Authentic Grey Chikankari Kurta?
Authentic Chikankari Skurta has flourished owing to its variety in stitches and designs. There are 10 principal stitches made from raw skeins of thread and employed. There are another 26 or so more, making it about 36 different stitches that adorn fabrics with Chikankari.
- Herringbone stitch
- Double back stitch
- Running stitch, the most common stitch that is worked on the right side of the fabric
- Stem stitch
- Couched running stitch
- Combination of buttonhole stitch and satin stitch
- Chain stitch is used to design the outline of leaves and petals especially when they are connected within their pattern.
- Detached chain stitch
- Satin stitch
- Fishbone stitch
- Pulled thread work
- Romanian Stitch
- Detached eyelet stitch
- Different knot stitches
What fabrics are suitable for Embroidered Chikankari work to be done on them?
Authentic Chikankari produces stunning effects on sheer fabrics for the shadowy effect that it gives. But Authentic Embroidered Chikankari Kurta is not restricted. You can do chikan work on any kind of fabric but the sheerest fabric is preferred for the shadow effect.