A light weighted flowy fabric of a sari forms the perfect drape, and georgette is one such fabric known for its signature puckered appearance. It is made with highly twisted yarns and forms a crinky surface. As shown on this page, georgette is mostly formed in light and dull shades, but its smooth texture and light weight enhances its richness and quality.
Lucknow’s characteristics hand embroidery has its own luxurious outcome and its presence on this lilac colored sari forming border and motifs of flowers and paisleys is one of a kind. Its grainy thin texture gives a sheer feel that looks soothing as well as elegant to the eyes, giving perfect settled pleats.
This lilac shade is one of the heirloom colors that can never go outdated. When you zoom in to this sari you will see the settled and clean thread embroidery done on this masterpiece.
A soft feminine number, fashioned from georgette. Dyed a pale lilac tint, it is sure to become your go-to saree for when you are confused about what to wear to casual luncheons or daytime pooja rituals. The translucent field of the saree, which makes for a seductive drape after the fashion of Indian Hindi cinema, is embroidered with the signature chikankari (‘kari’ is the Hindi suffix for ‘embroidery’) of Lucknow, a pulsating city in the heart of North India.
In fact, this delicate style of embroidery is practically endemic among the artisans of Lucknow. It is usually done in white gosammer-like thread from underneath the fabric in question, while the motifs that you see on the field of this saree have been made with multiple running stitches, each more miniscule than the last. The stitches in question comprise 36 different techniques, which makes each chikankari saree a wearable work of art. Zoom in on the paisleys and vines, especially along the endpiece, to appreciate the beauty of chikankari.