Ever wondered what might be the source of inspiration of this beautiful intricate embroidery ?
Source of most motifs in chikan is Mughal . Noor Jahan’s desire to replicate Turkish architecture led to jaali in embroidery . The bel or creeper is the most commonly used motif. Animals and flowers are also made including – fish,elephant,mango,coriander leaf,ghas patti and murri.
Ref: Self Employed Women’s Association (n.d.) retrieved from
Picture referencing :
1.Pietra Dura,parchinkari,jali and the Taj Mahal (2102,july7) .retrieved from :
2. Retrieved from :http://soulquest-lifestyle.com/
3. Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts .Retrieved from :goo.gl/0Uixr4