The famous chikan work of Lucknow is one of the most popular form of hand embroidery in the world. It's grace and elegance ensures that it never goes out of style.
The work chikan means, embroidery was originally produced by Noor Jehan, the beautiful wife of Mughal Emperor - Jahangir and it evolved in Lucknow during period of Nawabs.
The designs depend for effect on a variety of stitches and different types of threads used to form patterns, lace, jali opague fitting and delicated outlines.
Kanika and Poonam Kapoor has been involved in charitable work mostly for upliftment of women in rural Lucknow.