One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Embroidery done in shadow stitch.
- ‘Chikan work, said to have its origin as a court craft during the Mughal period, is found in various types, with the Bakhia or the shadow work being the most common traditional variety.’
- ‘The other kinds of work available are French knot work, shadow work, kulu work, glasswork and Kutch work.’
- ‘Sarees from West Bengal with plenty of shadow work too are high in demand.’
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