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Chikankari: A Lucknawi Tradition

by Paola Manfredi

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Binding: Hardcover

Languages: English

Number Of Pages: 252

Publisher: Niyogi Books

Author: Paola Manfredi

Details: Chikankari is one of the finest traditional embroideries of India, a symbol of Lucknawi culture and elegant courts of the nawabs of Awadh. Chikankari appeared in Lucknow in
the late 18th century and its exquisite aesthetic and craftsmanship have sustained the tradition to this day, through changing patronage and market trends.

Chikankari is not just about embroidery. Its legendary finesse is based on a creative blend of delicate embroidery with very fine dressmaking and sewing techniques. This beautifully illustrated book showcases unknown gems from personal and public collections and brings to life the history of this unique craft tradition. The various chapters describe the mysterious origins of the craft, the range of costumes, the inspirations behind its motifs, the time-honoured elaborate production process and the bewildering array of stitches that raised this craft to a truly exceptional art form.


  • Chikankari A Lucknawi Tradition

EAN: 9789385285530

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Publisher: Niyogi Books
Language: English
Binding: Hardcover

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