LUCKNOWI WORK KURTI WHOLESALE
India is the country of cultures and traditions and only few styles are who keep the traditions alive in their designs. The lucknowi work or chikankari are known for their desi look and availability in different colors and patterns. These are mainly originated from UP and that too mainly from lucknow, where the artisans find unique designs for the fabrics. The embroidery of lucknowi is done with utmost delicacy. More than 5000 families are involved in this industry who stay in or nearby lucknow. The hardwork and artistic talent needed behind this art is immense and takes a lot of patience and time.
Lucknow is well known for its chikankari embroidery work which was primarily done over cotton but now you can find it on fabrics like cotton, crepe, silk or fabrics which are light in weight and can highlight the embroidery work. The fabric needs to be delicate as thick or hard fabric cannot get embroidery done over it. The chikankari work can also be done with beads, aari, zari, pearls, mirror and such for more elegant appearances.
Lucknowi embroidery has been in practice for more than 200 years, it was usually done by mughal artists but with the declining empire the number of artists declined with it. Mostly the artist belong to muslim community as the talent is descendant from mughals. Many apparels are stitched and then embroidered but there are few clothes such as sarees, table linen and many which are embroidered and then stitched.
Be it a formal meet or you are planning an outing with your friends chikankari kurtis are your life savers. You can choose bottoms according to your comfort and give this kurti your personal touch. The white floral chikankari work is famous which was brought from persia. Delicate work and detailing is done very precisely and it portrays royal and majesty vibes. They are two kinds of embroidery handmade and machine made. Lucknowi embroidery is mainly handmade and can be recognised by the french knots, criss cross embroidery and such where as machine embroideries don’t have these things. Lucknowi art of weaving takes years to master which makes it more loved and preferred when talking about traditional attires.
Lucknowi kurtis and Jaipur kurtis can be worn to casual outings or even in formal events when paired with right bottoms. A heavy skirt or a palazzo with beautiful earrings can give you the perfect look for your brother’s sangeet. A simple jhumkis or few bangles when paired with denims can give you a modern attire with traditional attire. Lucknowi has always stood out among every other fabric and embroidery.
Lucknowi work has taken its place in the men's section too, you can find lucknowi crafted kurtas on men in almost every wedding now. Though lucknowi embroidery is found in many different fabrics such as silk, organza, viscose, chanderi, chiffon and many more the traditionality of this embroidery and work is still alive in cotton. It takes almost 75-100 stitches to create those beautiful “jaals” and “bails” on these fabrics.