• Lucknow
  • Chikankari and Zari Zardozi

    Chikankari and Zari Zardozi

    Chikankari is a traditional embroidery style from Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. It is one of Lucknow's best known craft whereas Zardozi embroidery is beautiful metal embroidery, which once used to embellish the attire of the Kings and the royals in India. Zardozi embroidery work involves making elaborate designs, using gold and silver threads. Chikankari is traditional embroidery done using a needle and several types of threads whereas Zari-Zardozi work is made with golden and shiny sequins and other decorative materials. Chikkankari and Zari-Zardozi work are registered in the G.I. Lucknowi embroidery is popular all over the world. The craft provides employment to a number of artisans.


    This metro city is the administrative headquarters of Lucknow District and Lucknow Division. Lucknow is the capital of Uttar Pradesh. From many years Lucknow has been a multicultural city. Lucknow is also known as ‘Nawabo ka Shehar.’ Lucknow is well known for its Chikankari work across the World. Kurta and Paijama manufactured of Chikan (a type of Cloth) are famous of this district and people mostly wear it in summer season. Today the city continues as an important centre of commerce, aerospace, finance pharmaceuticals, technology, design, culture, tourism, music and poetry.

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