TITLE

Chikankari The Ethereal Embroidery of Lucknow

AUTHOR(S)
Gill, Brinda
PUB. DATE
May 2003
SOURCE
Piecework;May/Jun2003, Vol. 11 Issue 3, p32
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on chikankari, a style of embroidery worked with white threads on fine white cotton that originated in Lucknow, India. It discusses two anecdotes on the origins of chikankari described by Jasleen Dhamija, an authority on Indian textiles. The evolution of chikankari embroidery is discussed by Rosemary Crill in her book "Indian Embroidery." Among the motifs that have been used in chikankari are sun, moon and birds.
ACCESSION #
33935032

 

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