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Chikan Work - Indian embroidery

Chikan Work - Indian embroidery
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Chikankari, one of the finest traditional embroideries from Lucknow, India, is a symbol of Lucknawi culture.

A simple introduction to the craft.


Chicken Work is almost similar to Shadow work. Like Shadow work, Closed Herring Bone stitches are done on the wrong side of the fabric but the stitches are not done as perfectly as in Shadow work.

In chicken Work, stitching is always done with white cotton rough thread and the fabrics used is thicker than those used for Shadow Work - usually cotton. Though both follow the same stitch they have a totally different appearance. (For Herring Bone stitches refer Shadow work.)

Materials Required 

  • Embroidery frame

  • White cotton thread

  • Tracing Paper

  • Carbon Paper

  • Scissors

  • Needle

Wrong Side
Chicken Work
Wrong Side
Chicken Work
Wrong Side


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Hemamalini Sripad, Bengaluru
April 4, 2015
The Chikan work embroidery looks beautiful. I can see the hard work behind it.
asha, hyderabad
June 12, 2011
very helpful for housewifes like me..
irfana nizam , hyderbad
May 13, 2011
good handwork i like it
venuka, kharagpur
July 9, 2010
I love needle work