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from Italia to Australia...

Another piece from my Italian great-grandmother’s glory box… {Bisnonna Francesca (Cesca in my books)}. This hand-embroidered pillow sham from 1920s Calabria travelled in the hull of a ship across the world to a new life in Australia and remained tucked away for many decades… a keepsake of another place and life that might have been.

Zoe Boccabella

About Bakhia work in Chikankari

Bakhia work is also known “Bakhia” or shadow work. Here the work is done from the back, the stitches completely covering the design in Herringbone style. 157 more words


What is Chikankari Work?

The word chikan is most likely derived from the Persian word `chikin’ or `chikeen’ which implies a sort of weaved fabric. This workmanship has its own particular imperial essentialness rising above from Mughal Period to the time of Oudh Nawabs later sprouting as a design driven type of needle art perceived world over today. 116 more words


Types of Chikankari Stitches

The patterns and effects created depend on the stitches and the thicknesses of the strings utilized. A portion of the fastens incorporate backstitch, chain line and hemstitch. 79 more words


10 basic Stitches in Chikankari Embroidery

  1. Tepchi is a long running or darning fasten worked with six strands on the right half of the fabric assumed control four strings and grabbing one.
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Strategy of Chikankari Embroidery Work

Indian Chikan work fundamentally comprises of various procedures, in particular cutting, sewing and printing, weaving, washing and wrapping up. Cutting and sewing are finished by the same individual. 136 more words


Everything you need to know about Chikankari Work

The strategy of formation of a Chikan work is known as Chikankari. Chikan is a sensitive and shrewdly done hand weaving on an assortment of material fabric like muslin, silk, chiffon, organza, net, and so forth. 188 more words