Chikan is the traditional white-on-white embroidery of Lucknow in northern India. Artists start by block-printing a design onto the fabric, which they trace using a variety of stitches to create a textured, lacy pattern. This semisheer, short-sleeve blouse features chikan work (chikankari, which literally means “embroidery” in the Urdu language) covering the front, along with a squared neckline and side vents.
Women’s sizes S (4–6), M (8–10), L (12–14), XL (16–18).
Embroidered pattern is quite unique and very fetching - doubt this could be found in a chainstore at the mall. Non-standrd neckline and side vents add to exotic appeal. Examine with ZOOM feture online. Looks better than in online photo.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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