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WACA is a Lucknow based firm producing quality Chikankari handicraft. Through the sale of our merchandise, we aim to improve the living and welfare of these skilled but very underpaid artisans dwelling in and around the villages of Lucknow

The technique of creation of a Chikan work is known as Chikankari (चिकनकारी چکن کاری). Chikan is a delicate and artfully done hand embroidery on a variety of textile fabrics like muslin, silk, chiffon, organza, net, etc. White thread is embroidered on cool, pastel shades of light muslin and cotton garments. Nowadays Chikan embroidery is also done with colored and silk threads in colors to meet the fashion trends and keep Chikankari up-to-date. Lucknow is the heart of the Chikankari industry today and the variety is known as Lucknawi Chikan.

WACA Coloured About us.png

WACA is a Lucknow based firm producing quality Chikankari handicraft. Through the sale of our merchandise, we aim to improve the living and welfare of these skilled but very underpaid artisans dwelling in and around the villages of Lucknow

The technique of creation of a Chikan work is known as Chikankari (चिकनकारी چکن کاری). Chikan is a delicate and artfully done hand embroidery on a variety of textile fabrics like muslin, silk, chiffon, organza, net, etc. White thread is embroidered on cool, pastel shades of light muslin and cotton garments. Nowadays Chikan embroidery is also done with colored and silk threads in colors to meet the fashion trends and keep Chikankari up-to-date. Lucknow is the heart of the Chikankari industry today and the variety is known as Lucknawi Chikan.