Intricate Work of Chikankari

 

 

Chikankari is a lovely work, which involves intricate shadow type of embroidery done on white yarn. It is believed that it originated in Persia while others believed that it originated in Bengal. The literature also makes reference to this work.

It is interesting to note that stitches involved in chikankari are unique. The use of flat stitches, which are delicate and subtle and lie close to the surface of the fabric, give it a distinctive textural appearance. The fabric is embellished with floral motifs.

The art of chikankari is popular and is in great demand both within and outside India.