Another undying spirit of Lucknow resides in it’s ‘chikankari’ that has been it’s speciality since historic era. The wonderful embroidery is known world wide for its beauty of intricate work done by hand. Chikankari is an art passed down since hundreds of years and yet today it continues flourishing. There are two beliefs as to the popularisation of this exquisite art. Some believe that queen Noor Jahan patronised the art in the late 600ad leading to its development while others believe its an art taught by prophet Mohammed. The story goes that prophet taught the art of chikankari to a thirsty traveller so that the traveller would never die of hunger.
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