Chikankari is the embroidery work done with white cotton thread on fine white cotton material. Chikankari is also called shadow work. The word ‘Chikan’ is basically derived from the Persian word ‘Chikeen’. In earlier days, the Chikankari embroidery is traditionally done on mulmul- fine muslin cotton.  The origin of Chikankari is initiated by the influence of intricate carving patterns of Mughal architecture during their period. The Chikan work in Lucknow is older than 200 years .90% of Chikankari work is done by women professionally. Delhi and Mumbai are the other centres for Chikankari work.

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About The Artist

Shreya is a fashion design student and art educator. She is also an art historian.

The Workshop Began

Shreya greeted all the participants and thanked the host for the introduction. She first showed the Chinkari embroidery patterns to the participants and then started teaching the embroidery designs and patterns to the participants. She explained them in a simple and easy manner and answered all the queries of the attendees.

Towards The End Of The Workshop

Shreya made a beautiful embroidery with a beautiful pattern on a fine cloth of mulmul. All the participants appreciated and showed their co-created Chikankari embroidery to Shreya The host thanked Shreya for teaching this art form.

The attendees were from different age groups who belonged to various parts of the country, as they all were enthusiastic during the workshop and reconnected with their love for art. All the participants showcased their artwork as the Rooftop brought them together on a single platform. We are successful in connecting artists and participants and creating an artistic positive vibe together. 

On this note, here’s us signing off until next time!

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