A woman adorned in saree is the most beauteous aspect of her persona. Irrespective of her age, when she is clad in saree, it defines her attitude, elegance and sophistication. This one shown here reminisces the age-old embroidery style of Lucknow which was introduced by Mughals. Chikankari embroidery is one of the prominent features of Lucknow stitch, done with extreme perfection and neatness. It is a delicate hand art done mostly on muslin, chiffon, silk, cotton, organza, net etc. Exotic India offers this kind in relishing two colors of bright apricot orange and a soothing sea blue tone of superfine cotton fabric. Zoom in to appreciate the variety of stitches- flat, raised and knot stitches, done to form this beautiful floral pattern.
The top area is filled with layers of leafy vines in a contrasting cream-mustard shade followed by big flowers and paisleys connected together by stylish wavy patterns. The entire field area is covered with small flower motifs and the bottom border with the same wavy paisleys. The most alluring area is the pallu designed with varied multiple layers of flowers and paisleys. These cool colors in chikankari embroidery in hot summer season is a perfect wear to shine among all. This art style gradually became a trend all over the country and still manages to stay among the top in fashion.