What is "Chikan Kari" - Definition & Explanation

the simple running stitch embroidery made famous in Lucknow. The cloth is usually white or some pastel color with white embroidery. The base fabric is a light weight organdy type.
Embroidery In White Cotton Thread Upon Fine White Cotton Fabric, Like, Muslin. Several Techniques In Chikan-kar Are Known; Lucknow Was A Famous Center Of Fine Workmanship.

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