Chikan Hub

Ancient craft in new avatar
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# About

ChikanHub is a company owned by Sana Sayed and Co-partnered by SHAHISTA RIZVI. It offers a reliable platform for every woman where they can customize their own attire; any design, size, colour & pattern of their choice in chikankari or Mukaish work.

ChikanHub has a wide variety of products that include Bridal Lehengas, Dress Material, Anarkalis, Sarees, Kurtis, Dupatta's in pure Georgette, Viscose, Cotton, Net and Tussar silk fabric. These exquisite embroidered work are further embellished with Zardosi,Gota Patti, Mukesh, Badala, Kamdhani. Artisans of ChikanHub use all 32 types of stitches to do chikankari embroidery using Resham and Anchor thread -some of the widely used stitches are Shadow, Murri and teaching ones.It creates such designer elegant apparels that every woman would love to wear. ChikanHub also designs customized purses,sandals and clutches withthe finest touch of Chikankari and pure Mukaish work.

# Our Collection

CHIKANKARI WITH MUKAISH WORK

The embellishments of Mukaish are extensively used with Chikankari, as both the craft forms hail from Lucknow they have always been each other’s companion. Chikankari and Mukaish work dresses have gained huge popularity in the world of fashion and these dresses are beautifully being fashionably flaunted by celebrities. Mukaish work dresses have also gained popularity among wedding and party wear, the gleaming work of Mukaish along with the delicateness of chikankari makes the dresses a stand out among the rest. Usually, heavy chikan-and-mukaish-work georgette dresses are in white hue and can be dyed in any colour of one’s choice.

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CHIKANKARI

Chikan is a traditional embroidery style which originated in Lucknow, India. A skill of more than 200 years. Chikankari word literally means 'Embroidery'. It was originally done with a white thread on a white cloth, but now it is done on a variety of fabrics and a spectrum of colours. White thread is embroidered on cool, pastel shades of light muslin and cotton garments. Nowadays, artisans also do chikankari embroidery with coloured and silk threads to meet fashion trends. In recent times, chikan work has adapted additional embellishments like Mukaish, bead, mirror work, etc. The reason why chikan work is done more on fabrics like cotton, georgette, etc isthat it highlights the embroidery. The process of chikankari includes design, engraving, block printing, embroidery, washing and finishing.

MUKAISH WORK

Mukaish work is a form of embellishment work in which strips of metallic wire are inserted into the fabric and then twisted to create metallic embroidery. This type of embroidery involves twisting thin metallic threads to create patterns all over the fabric. Also referred to as ‘sachcha kaam’, real silver and gold were traditionally used for this work. However, a variety of threads and metals are now being used. This form of embroidery can be done on all kinds of clothing items, right from sarees, lehengas and salwar kameez to shirts, tunics, kurtis and more. In Kamdani, the wire attached to a small length of thread is pulled through the fabric with a needle, beautifully working into motifs. To make the process of threading a needle easier, the wire is attached to a small length of thread. These wires can be worked into any number of patterns and motifs, thereby becoming popular as ‘fancy kaam’. Muqaish work is now in great trend in parties & at huge weddings. It makes every woman look Royal & elegant.

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# Our Clients

"Best chikan dresses. Had purchased a anarkali and it was really worth the cost. Thanks chikan hub"

Chanchal Jangid

" excellent quality , love shopping from chikan hub "

Anita Sharma