The Eloquence of Lucknow
Lucknow district is the hub
of white-work of chikankari embroidery in India. It gives employment more than 0.2 million people in the district.
Embroidery engages women in our studio, and its an act of engagement and meditation. It is also done in the comfort of the craftswomen's home. From our studio in Indira Nagar in Lucknow, our team visit each artisan, at least once every week. The artisans are spread over 100 sq. km., stretching across Khadra, Saadatganj, Daliganj, Iradatnagar, Mehboobganj and Kakori.
A 1300 YEAR OLD CRAFT
Generations of master craftsperson from era of King Harshvardhan and Nawabs of Avadh now embroider with endurance for you.
The tradition of white embroidery is reported in Harshcharita and Ajanta murals of 7th CE. It was later patronised in 17th CE by the Nawabs and Shah's of Avadh.
It is also believed that Queens in Harems of Avadh commissioned the embroidery and invited travellers from Persia who shared their intricate stitches with local embroiderers and amalgamated with existing art.
Over the past 13 centuries, the artisans of from era of Harshvardhana to Nawabs have watched their fathers embroider, and then apprenticed by Usttad to become gifted embroiderers themselves. The tradition and endurance for finesse of embroidery, is truly in their blood.
The Sangraha Sab Tera Story
Art & Science of Learning
bringing Oneness in Narrative
Varta series every Month
On location at our Atelier with the artisans
Training in Design & Art
Ranjita as part of team development initiative undertook long full time programme in Design & Entrepreneurship on-job training initiative.