One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in South Asia) a type of hand embroidery using cutwork and shadow work.
- ‘Sahiba Collections have their exclusive Lucknowi chikan works on display.’
- ‘With chikan kurtas in beige and white colours and jewelled T-shirts in a multitude of designs, every creation has a style of its own.’
- ‘If shopping in this section is over, try going over to the stall selling garments and dress material with Lucknowi chikan work, again in pastels.’
- ‘The most beautiful part of chikan work is the open groundwork.’
From Urdu, from Persian čikan.
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