The generational handicraft of Lucknow – ADA Chikankari

The generational handicraft of Lucknow – ADA Chikankari

Lucknow Chikan is an age-old craft that has been flourishing in the regions of Lucknow and Awadh after the downfall of the Mughal Empire in New Delhi in the early 19th century. Now, the delicate ecosystem of this handicraft exists only in the outskirts of Lucknow city where it has thrived from the time it moved to these localities post the downfall of the Mughal Empire in India.

Ada celebrates this handicraft that is generational in nature. It is taught from one mother to her daughter and from one aunt to her young niece. The handicraft of Lucknow Chikankari is one which wherein the craft was passed onto them by generations — like a cherished heritage heirloom passed on for one hand to the other, an older grandmother to her newly wed daughter in law.

This craft has played a historic pivotal role in establishing self-sufficiency and self-dependence for the women in this craft and ensuring they feel empowered working together, earning for their families, and doing well for themselves.

Ada is proud to cherish the fact that it is considered synonymous with the craft of Lucknow Chikankari showcasing the widest collections of Lucknow Chikan apparel and accessory ranges!

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Commemorate the variety of Indian Handcrafted Artistry and simplify online shopping with Ada Designer Chikan Studio Ada conceptualized the traditional art of Lucknow Chikankari as a timeless fashion statement by bringing together the finest artisans receiving delightful appreciation for the cognoscente over the years. Lucknow Chikan Craft has received a GI Tag by the Government of India, which authenticates the handicraft is made and exported from Lucknow region to provide legal protection for the craft from imitation. ADA is GI registered. +91-97-7500-7500

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