Chikankari and Zari Zardozi (Lucknow)
Chikankari is a traditional embroidery style from Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. It is one of Lucknow's best-known craft whereas Zardozi embroidery is beautiful metal embroidery, which was once used to embellish the attire of the Kings and the royals in India. Zardozi embroidery work involves making elaborate designs, using gold and silver threads. Chikankari is traditional embroidery done using a needle and several types of threads whereas Zari-Zardozi's work is made with golden and shiny sequins and other decorative materials. Chikkankari and Zari-Zardozi's work is registered in the G.I. Lucknowi embroidery is popular all over the world. The craft provides employment to a number of artisans.
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