Visited Lucknow two years ago and loved the city, and the “Chikankari” there. “Chikankari” is a delicate and artfully done hand embroidery – traditional to Lucknow. Ended up checking out quite a bit and also buying many.
There’s nothing more exhilarating or exonerating than being able to convert a vice into a virtue 🙂 🙂 Hence am very elated to be posting pics of myself in all my Lucknow shopping extravaganza. Also went berserk at the Khadi (home-spun) store there because they were having a “50% discount”, and purchased many saris – even though I hardly wear saris! 🙁 Donated quite a few of them to friends and family, but still have a few left. Plan to do a post on Khadi saris sometime soon…….
On a more serious note, Chikankari is an extremely beautiful embroidery art form and it’s great that there are some co-operatives helping the artisans and preserving it.
Here are a few “chic” 😉 pics I’ve selected (You can find more on my FB page). Hope they’re evidence that traditional stuff need not be old fashioned or fuddy duddy 🙂 🙂