LOST IN HISTORY .

History is such a boring topic to start with . However, origin of chikan is still a mystery . Lets see if you can unravel it …..

Some say that chikan is a Persian carft brought in the court of Jahangir by Noor Jahan. According to some historians , there is floral muslin in paintings of Ajanta cave (9th century A.D.) . Kamla Devi Chattopadhaya states that chikan can be dated back to the time of king Harsha . Megasthenes in the 3rd Century B.C. has written the use of ‘flowered muslin’ in the court of Chandragupta Maurya. Dr. Rahul Shukla in his book talks about chikan as being an offshoot of Taj .

Ref : gambhir sakshi (august22,2015)retrieved from :

https://www.behance.net/gallery/28903373/chikankari-embroidery-(lucknow)

and

retrieved from

http://www.handembroidery.com/history-of-chikankari.html

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Picture Sources :

Picture Noor Jahan – https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinnng.com/originals/of39/9d/of399dd7.jpg

Picture of Taj -Koolanisha (2013,march 21), the jail of ta mahal. retrieved from :

goo.gl/hEiSSy

Picture of Ashoka –goo.gl/RtHlBY

 

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