Chikankari – A Lucknawi Tradition By Paola Manfredi (9789385285530)

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Author : Paola Manfredi
Publisher : Niyogi Books India
Country of Origin : India
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A book dedicated to the incredible Chikankari style of embroidery, which remains relatively unknown in the west?Engages with the history and cultural relevance of Chikankari?Showcases a number of these beautiful traditional Indian embroideries, drawn from both public and private collections Chikankari is one of India’s finest traditional embroideries, evoking Lucknawi culture and the elegant courts of the Awadh Nawabs. Chikankari appeared in Lucknow in the late 18th century and its exquisite aesthetic and craftsmanship has sustained the tradition to this day, through changing patronage and market trends. Chikankari is not just embroidery. The style is based on a creative blend of delicate embroidery, and impeccable dressmaking and sewing techniques; these components come together to create art that is legendary for its elegance and finesse.

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Weight 1.685 kg


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