Nazrana Chikan was established in 1981, has ever since been serving its customers with high quality Lucknow chikankari garments like Chikan Cotton Long tops, Embroidered Chikan Kurtis, Chikan sarees, Salwar kameez and Chikankari unstitched suit materials. The continual patronage of our clients has put us in the league of leading chikan manufacturers, exporters and retailers of authentic chikan in Lucknow – the city of Nawabs.
We offer on our shelves, a wide collection of embroidered chikan fabrics and garments in pristine white, which truly is poetry on fabric. We also have, meandered into the realms of colourful pageantry to bring you a fine blend of colours, hues and options with the choice of fabrics such as voile, cambric, terryvoile, organdy, chanderi, silk, georgette, crepe and many others with the addition of some innovative and imaginative fusion of Chikankari with Aari, Zardozi and Kamdani to meet your festive and trousseau requirements.
Our exposure to the world markets through our export division has oriented us to achieve international finishes and designs with special emphasis on trimmings, cuts and fits on our stitched garments.
Constant endeavours of our designers and artisans, over the last three decades with proliferation of some very interesting inputs and suggestions from our esteemed clients have enormously assisted us in carving out a niche for ourselves in the Chikan industry and thus enabling us, to serve you better.
Hand-carved wooden blocks are used to mark out elaborate pattern for this artistry.Awadh’s royal regalia, paisleys, floral and symmetrical motifs, inspired by Persian art, define Chikankari embroidery. Chikan motifs are also linked and inspired by the Taj Mahal’s floral and geometrical patterns in Pietra dura. A single motif using different type of stitch forms is worked upon by different specialists for each stitch to give the fabric a unique air, unparalleled in any other form of Hand Embroidery.
In Chikan’s unique alphabet, each stitch has a non-replaceable function. Kaamdaani & Zardozi add to chikan’s repertoire of 32 stitches :
Chikankari – Some interesting facts:
Chikankari derives its name from the Persian word Chikin or Chikeen meaning embroidered cloth. The Mughal Emperor Jehangir’s queen Noor-Jahan made this type of embroidery popular. Owing its roots to the Mughal courts, chikankari embroidery was made famous and adopted widely by Lucknow’s craftsmen, connoisseurs and entrepreneurs for its exquisite beauty. The golden period for Awadhi culture started when Nawab Asif-ud-daula shifted his capital from Faizabad to Lucknow in 1775. In the next 80 years, Awadh saw the blooming of art and culture in its domains. Much before the exile of the last NawabWajid Ali Shah to Kolkata, the city of Lucknow had already earned the title of “Paris of the Orient”. Chikankari embroidery was mainly accomplished on fine and sometimes on sheer fabrics like Muslin (malmal), Cambric (addhi), glazed cambric (tanzeb) and occasionally silk which were found appropriate for chikankari. The Calcutta International Exhibition of 1883-84 and “The Indian and colonial exhibition of 1886” were the landmark international trade fairs due to which the Universal demand for chikankari gained momentum.
A humble beginning, two decades ago, of our export division has made major inroads in the European, US & UAE markets with ever-growing demand and clients all over the world. In-house facility of printing, dyeing, designing and production of high-quality fashion garments has enabled us in meeting the global standards with the use of latest technology and very stringent quality control.
You tell us your wish and we are ready to offer you casual dresses with a large range of colours, patterns and style. These dresses have a different style with high quality fabrics. These casual dresses comes in elegant design and vibrant colour combinations.
You can impress your colleagues at your work place with our contemporary formal dresses. The fabric used in these types of dresses is of high quality and the colour combination used in the dresses is sober that matches with the corporate environment of your office. These formal dresses are designed by keeping in mind the fabric which is currently in the fashion. These dresses adds your personal comfort and enhances your professional image among your colleagues.
Semi Formal Collection:
You can impress your colleagues at your work place with our contemporary formal dresses. The fabric used in these types of dresses is of high quality and the colour combination used in the chikankari dresses is sober that matches with the corporate environment of your office. These formal dresses are designed by keeping in mind the fabric which is currently in the fashion. These chikan dresses adds your personal comfort and enhances your professional image among your colleagues.