Lucknow Chikankari is among the most adored patterns of times.The resplendent chikan embroidery, often characterised by floral designs in white, has gained a lot of popularity among actors.
One connoisseur of this artwork is Actor Sara Ali Khan.
On several occasions, Sara has been seen in classy chikan kurta which she paired with traditional accessories. She is currently winning hearts and giving major fashion inspiration by her traditional looks to us.
Here are 5 chikankari kurta looks of Sara Ali Khan that are elegant and can be easily recreated.
White Chikankari Kurta with Indigo Salwar and Dupatta
You can not fail using a salwar suit and the picture this is the perfect example of it.
Sara Ali Khan looked magnificent in idiosyncratic chikan embroidered anarkali match.
To add a pop of colour to the all-white appearance, she coordinated the look with colourful juttis and a hand bag.
Already dreaming about this outfit?
Chikankari Kurta Set with Cotton Dupatta and Kolhapuris
In yet another elegant look, Sara was seen wearing a pastel pink chikankari kurta.
To increase the elegance, she carried it using a double shade cotton dupatta, basic accessories and minimal make-up. The look was a complete yay-yay from our side
Chikankari Kurta Set with a Colourful Chiffon Dupatta or Stole
Sara gave major style targets when she paired the tasteful chikankari kurta with colourful chiffon dupatta.
The look was simple yet classy.
Palazzo Suit Set with Punjabi Juttis
She nailed the look with colourful punjabi juttis and a clutch
India definitely is blessed with an assortment of culture, art forms and crafts. Is Embroidery. Each region, each nation has its own form of embroidery that reflects the flavour and uniqueness of the area.
Chikankari, an elaborate and delicate kind of embroidery actually captures the”tehzeeb” along with the”mithaas” of this town it hails from-Lucknow. This craft has survived the evaluation of the time. Its years at the span of Nawabs and Mughals were followed closely with a downfall in later years during the British Rule. Then it was re-discovered in India in all of its glory. The journey of chikankari has in fact been comparable to this journey of life, standing tall through all of its highs and lows and surviving.
The Tale supporting This Intricate Embroidery
Chikankari is associated with a specific amount of elegance and delicacy. The same as the orchid whose sublime colours soothe the soul, this craft’s beauty lies in its simplicity. The art that dates back to more than four century has tales of source at which in nobody is certain about from where exactly this embroidery originated.
However, the more popular lore is the Persian art was introduced by the Mughals and this version has more takers because the Chikan embroidery flourished most during the Mughal Era. The spouse, Noor Jahan of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir, was a talented embroiderer and she had a specific fondness for Chikankari work. Jahangir was enamoured by this craft and it prospered and thrived under his patronage. The empire’s collapse didn’t mean the fall of this art form.
After the passing the Mughal Empire, Chikankari artisans spread all over India and established various centers for re-establishment and it continues to attract masses because of its simplicity and elegance until date. Chikan has adapted itself to techniques and the changing times. In the times Chikankari, Aside from its characteristics has accommodated embellishments like Mukaish, Kamdani, Badla, sequin, bead and mirror work, which gives it a richer look. This craft which was done on white or pale base using similar light threads, is currently changing itself with the times and vibrant thread along with silk ones are being used to keep Chikan up-to-date and useful.
Bateeskari- A collection by Fabriclore tells the story of the 32 stitches, which forms the center of this textile craft. Weavers from the nook and crannies of all Lucknow have poured into their years of knowledge and precision to make keep the art form’s spirit undamaged.