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Native to the city of Nawabs—Lucknow, Chikankari embroidery dates back to the 17th century when it was introduced by the Mughal empress, Noor Jahan. Originally done on Muslin cloth with raw thread, white on white, Chikankari is a form of subtle embroidery in which minute, delicate stitches stand out as textural contrasts, shadows and traceries. Chikankari has six basic stitches and over 35 other traditional stitches used in various combinations based on what the pattern requires.

Native to the city of Nawabs—Lucknow, Chikankari embroidery dates back to the 17th century when it was introduced by the Mughal empress, Noor Jahan. Originally done on Muslin cloth with raw thread, white on white, Chikankari is a form of subtle embroidery in which minute, delicate stitches stand out as textural contrasts, shadows and traceries. Chikankari has six basic stitches and over 35 other traditional stitches used in various combinations based on what the pattern requires.