The present from of Chikan (meaning elephant patterns on fabric) work is associated with the city of Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh. Chikan embroidery is believed to have been introduced by Noor Jahan the wife of Jahangir. Chikan embroidery involves the use of white thread on white muslin fine cotton or volie, which showcases shadow work embroidery. The designs are first printed onto the fabric with a mixture of glue and indigo.
19-12-2019: Chikankari Embroidery A commemorative postage stamp
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SKU: INDS09000782201910 Category: Stamps
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