Chikankari A Lucknawi Tradition

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Chikankari is one of the finest traditional embroideries of India, a symbol of Lucknawi culture and elegant courts of the nawabs of Awadh. Chikankari appeared in Lucknow in the late 18th century and its exquisite aesthetic and craftsmanship has sustained the tradition to this day, through changing patronage and market trends. Chikankari is not just about embroidery. Its legendary finesse is based on a creative blend of the delicate embroidery with very fine dressmaking and sewing techniques. This beautifully illustrated book showcases unknown gems from personal and public collections, and brings to life the history of this unique craft tradition. The various chapters describe the mysterious origins of the craft, the range of costumes, the inspirations behind it motifs, the time-honoured elaborate production process, and the bewildering array of stitches that raised this craft to a truly exceptional art form.

Title Chikankari A Lucknawi Tradition
ISBN 9789385285530
Author
Pages 248, 348 photographs
Year 2017
Binding Hardcover
Size 30.5 cm
Weight 1650
Publisher Niyogi Books

Chikankari A Lucknawi Tradition, Author: Paola Manfredi, Category: Book, ISBN: 9789385285530, Condition: New."

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