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Frequent asked questions about The ART OF CHIKANKARI

Frequently asked questions about Lucknowi chikankari!
Q. Which was the most preferred chikankari design and style in 2023?
Chikankari Fashion has taken the country by storm in last few years and you can see many celebrities in Chikankari too. While there are some designs and style which are evergreen like Cotton chikankari with bakhiya work or Georgette chikankari , there are many which were trending in year 2023 like Modal /Mul cotton Chanderi chikankari.
Q. What are chikankari latest designs for 2024 ?
The year 2024 you would see be a good blend of traditional chikankari with some latest design inclusion introduced by some brands. These designs will be in shirts/dresses and Mul cotton fabrics
  • White chikankari kurti
  • Chanderi chikankari ombre shades
  • Chikankari straight kurti
  • Noodle strap Chikan kurti
  • Viscose kurtis 
  • Muslin Chikankurti
  • light work chikan work kurti for office
  • lucknowi chikankari kurti in Cotton
  • georgette chikankari kurti in Ombre shades
Q. How to know if the chikan work is authentic?
While this art has evolved and many brands offer chikankari Kurtis online and offline, its important to know how to recognize authentic chikankari as there are many machine-made articles available too and they will not have the same grace. Simply check the back of article, if you see loose threads on back of embroidery it’s a clear sign of authenticity.
Q. Why is Chikankari expensive
Each chikankari kurti is designed and prepared by hand, from Stamp to stich. The process of making every single article is lengthy and needs utmost precision and care. It takes 1 week to many weeks for an article to be prepared depending on nature of work. Hence the cost is expensive and can never be compared to a retail kurti.
Q. What all articles are prepared with chikankari art form?
Chikankari saree /chikankari dupatta /chikankari dress /chikankari lehenga / chikankari blouse /chikankari fabric and chikankari materials/chikankari bedcovers and chikankari table runners/chikankari shirts
Q. Cleaning and care Chikankari clothes ?
While the best way is always dry cleaning for expensive articles , for regular chikankari articles in Modal/cotton/Mul cotton can be gently hand washed at home with mild detergent in cold water. They should be dried in shade. For Any other material like Chanderi/Muslin Rayon/Viscose dry cleaning is the first option  else simply gently cold wash.
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