Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
FILTERS         Reset all
FILTER BY PRICE
COLORS
Reset all
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Bright-Violet Lukhnavi Chikan Sari with Hand-Embroidered Paisleys and Flowers on Pallu
Georgette
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDP60
$75.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Coral-Pink Lukhnavi Chikan Sari with Hand-Embroidered Paisleys and Flowers on Pallu
Pure Cotton
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDP65
$145.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Blushing-Bride Lukhnavi Chikan Sari with Hand-Embroidered Paisleys and Flowers on Pallu
Pure Cotton
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDP73
$175.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Candlelight-Peach Lukhnavi Chikan Sari with Hand-Embroidered Paisleys and Flowers on Pallu
Pure Cotton
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDP34
$125.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Afterglow Lukhnavi Chikan Sari with Hand-Embroidered Flowers
Pure Cotton
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDP42
$155.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Tendril Lukhnavi Chikan Sari with Hand-Embroidered White Flowers and Paisleys
Pure Cotton
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDO93
$145.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Citron Lukhnavi Chikan Sari with Hand-Embroidered Flowers All-Over
Pure Cotton
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDO53
$145.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Lukhnavi Chikan Sari with Hand-Embroidered Flowers and Applique Work
Pure Cotton
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDO57
$145.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Lily-Green Lukhnavi Chikan Sari with Hand-Embroidered White Flowers and Paisleys
Pure Cotton
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDO11
$135.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Lukhnavi Chikan Sari with Hand-Embroidered Flowers and Paisleys
Lukhnavi Chikan Sari with Hand-Embroidered Flowers and PaisleysLukhnavi Chikan Sari with Hand-Embroidered Flowers and PaisleysLukhnavi Chikan Sari with Hand-Embroidered Flowers and Paisleys
Pure Cotton
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDN89
$90.00
Color:
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Bittersweet-Red Lukhnavi Chikan Sari with Hand-Embroidered Flowers and Applique Work
Pure Cotton
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDN72
$185.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Lukhnavi Chikan Sari  with Hand-Embroidered White Florals and Paiselys
Lukhnavi Chikan Sari  with Hand-Embroidered White Florals and PaiselysLukhnavi Chikan Sari  with Hand-Embroidered White Florals and Paiselys
Pure Cotton
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDM96
$110.00
Color:
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Bright-white Lukhnavi Chikan Sari with Embroidered Paisleys by Hand
Chiffon
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDI42
$175.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Egret-White Sari from Lucknow with Chikan Hand-Embroidered Paisleys by Hand
Georgette
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDE47
$195.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Pink-Dogwood Sari from Lucknow with Chikan Embroidery by Hand
Georgette
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDE56
$125.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Gray Hand-Embroidered Chikan Sari from Lucknow
Pure Chiffon
Item Code: SAF72
$200.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Testimonials
Awesome collection! Certainly will recommend this site to friends and relatives. Appreciate quick delivery.
Sunil, UAE
Thank you so much, I'm honoured and grateful to receive such a beautiful piece of art of Lakshmi. Please congratulate the artist for his incredible artwork. Looking forward to receiving her on Haida Gwaii, Canada. I live on an island, surrounded by water, and feel Lakshmi's present all around me.
Kiki, Canada
Nice package, same as in Picture very clean written and understandable, I just want to say Thank you Exotic India Jai Hind.
Jeewan, USA
I received my order today. When I opened the FedEx packet, I did not expect to find such a perfectly wrapped package. The book has arrived in pristine condition and I am very impressed by your excellent customer service. It was my pleasure doing business with you and I look forward to many more transactions with your company. Again, many thanks for your fantastic customer service! Keep up the good work.
Sherry, Canada
I received the package today... Wonderfully wrapped and packaged (beautiful statue)! Please thank all involved for everything they do! I deeply appreciate everyone's efforts!
Frances, USA
I have always been delighted with your excellent service and variety of items.
James, USA
I've been happy with prior purchases from this site!
Priya, USA
Thank you. You are providing an excellent and unique service.
Thiru, UK
Thank You very much for this wonderful opportunity for helping people to acquire the spiritual treasures of Hinduism at such an affordable price.
Ramakrishna, Australia
I really LOVE you! Wonderful selections, prices and service. Thank you!
Tina, USA
Chikankari Saris
Chikan Saris in muslin or malmal fabric are mostly appreciated, yet they are found in a wide range of fabric such as cotton, georgette, chiffon and even crepe.

The origin of Chikankari work can be traced in the gullies of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. The literal meaning of the word Chikan is embroidered fabric and has been derived from the Persian word ‘Chikin.’ And, this style of delicate handwork is believed to have been presented by Nur Jahan, the wife of the Mughal ruler Jahangir. Authentic chikan work of finest quality can be seen at the Chowk, Lucknow, from where it is delivered all over the world.

Though it is considered to have taken birth in Lucknow, yet it is a bit masked with mystery. Many historians claim that chikankari is a Persian art which was brought to India during the rule of Mughal Emperor Jahangir by his beautiful and artistic wife Mehrunissa. She was an excellent embroiderer and had a passion to craft charming floral thread art of different patterns to impress the King. And, gradually with time it attained royal patronage. The alluring art that Meherunnisa brought with her from Persia slowly became very popular with the king and the people of the kingdom. Practice and training workshops were conducted later to spread this art among people.

Originally the gorgeous Chikankari embroidery was done on the finest Daccai Mulmuls which is otherwise known as Muslin cloth. This was done with the appropriateness of dealing with the hot and tepid climate of regions in Delhi and Lucknow. And, muslin clothes were preferred over all other types of fabric for comfort and relaxation. This is even depicted in historical fine arts and miniatures of the Mughal emperors that show them wrapped in fabulous white loose muslin garments.

It is stated in books that after the fall of Mughal kingship, the chikan artisans and craftsmen got dispersed in different places across India. This is what led to the flourishing of Chikankari work in West Bengal, specifically Calcutta. Everywhere the craftsmen adopted the same traditional method of crafting delicate floral patterns in malmal or muslin cloth and have kept the art alive till today. Today, Chikankari is an art that is practised by home-based craftsmen and mainly executed by female artisans. The designs are first traced on the fabric using some washable pencil colours and then worked upon to bring life to these imprints on fabric using white thread and needle. And, it lures people of all cultures.

Different types of stitching patterns are adopted to add vogue to the Chikan clothes. The basic things that alter the designs from one another are the thickness of the thread and points at which the needle is dipped in and taken out from the fabric. The different patterns of stitches that add beauty to the embroidery are backstitch, and hem stitch. You can see the work in jail form, shadow pattern and around 30 plus stitching patterns like Zanjeera, banarasi, rahet, kahatu etc.

Lucknowi chikankari saris are beautifully crafted with Chikan embroidery all over the body with white pretty flowers and leaf designs made with delicate needle and thread work. It is praiseworthy that the style and designs of chikan saris has remained so original and traditional at the same time from generation to generation. The blend of traditional Chikan work with contemporary designs over a wide variety of fabric such as georgette, cotton, chiffon etc. is offering utmost charm and grace to Chikan saris these days.

Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Share with friends
Items Related to Chikan Sarees
White Chikan Fabric Border from Lucknow
White Chikan Fabric Border from Lucknow
Rayon
Width - 1.5 inch / 3.7 cms
$10.00
White Chikan Fabric Border from Lucknow
White Fabric with Lukhnavi Chikan Embroidery in Salmon Thread
White Fabric with Lukhnavi Chikan Embroidery in Salmon Thread
Pure Cotton
44 in. wide
$20.00
White Fabric with Lukhnavi Chikan Embroidery in Salmon Thread
White Fabric with Lukhnavi Chikan Embroidery
White Fabric with Lukhnavi Chikan Embroidery
Pure Cotton
40 in. wide
$15.00
White Fabric with Lukhnavi Chikan Embroidery
White Chikan Fabric Border from Lucknow
White Chikan Fabric Border from Lucknow
Cotton
Width - 2.0 inch / 5.0 cms
$10.00
White Chikan Fabric Border from Lucknow
Capri-Blue Chikan Salwar Kameez Fabric from Lucknow with Hand-Embroidered Paisleys
Capri-Blue Chikan Salwar Kameez Fabric from Lucknow with Hand-Embroidered Paisleys
Georgette
Tailormade to Size
$175.00
Capri-Blue Chikan Salwar Kameez Fabric from Lucknow with Hand-Embroidered Paisleys
Fawn Salwar Kameez Fabric from Lucknow with Chikan Embroidery by Hand
Fawn Salwar Kameez Fabric from Lucknow with Chikan Embroidery by Hand
Pure Crepe Silk
Tailormade to Size
$235.00$211.50
Fawn Salwar Kameez Fabric from Lucknow with Chikan Embroidery by Hand
Show More
Trending Items
Plain Wedding Waistcoat with Front Pockets
Plain Wedding Waistcoat with Front Pockets
Art Silk
$35.00
Plain Wedding Waistcoat with Front Pockets
Rich-Gold Floral Gota Border with Cut-Work and Stones
Rich-Gold Floral Gota Border with Cut-Work and Stones
Silk
Width - 2.0 inch / 5.1 cms
$3.00
Rich-Gold Floral Gota Border with Cut-Work and Stones
Ivory Wedding Kurta Pajama Set with Hand-Embroidered Pearls on Neck
Ivory Wedding Kurta Pajama Set with Hand-Embroidered Pearls on Neck
Art Silk
$125.00
Ivory Wedding Kurta Pajama Set with Hand-Embroidered Pearls on Neck
Brown Jewelry Drawstring Pouch with Ring Pockets
Brown Jewelry Drawstring Pouch with Ring Pockets
Pure Silk
7.5 in. dia
$8.00
Brown Jewelry Drawstring Pouch with Ring Pockets
Caviar-Black Long Jacket from Amritsar with Ari Embroidered Flowers All-Over
Caviar-Black Long Jacket from Amritsar with Ari Embroidered Flowers All-Over
Art Silk
Size # XL
$145.00
Caviar-Black Long Jacket from Amritsar with Ari Embroidered Flowers All-Over
Casual Jootis with Zari-Thread Embroidery
Casual Jootis with Zari-Thread Embroidery
Pure Leather
$35.00
Casual Jootis with Zari-Thread Embroidery
Show More
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2019 © Exotic India