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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