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Chikankari class: Part 4

Folks, I’m still alive, just terribly busy with my dissertation. Anyway! I have made some progress on Anita’s chikankari class and wanted to show you. Isn’t it pretty? I’m a little behind but I’m almost done with the outlining. I’m … Continue reading

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Chikankari of Uttar Pradesh

Chikan work, or chikankari, is an Indian form of shadow work. This example from Dr. Shirazi’s collection is worked in white thread on pale pink fabric. It’s incredibly detailed for such a large piece – it covers the table in … Continue reading

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