Definition of chikan in English:

chikan

Line breaks: chikan
Pronunciation: /ˈtʃɪk(ə)n
 
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noun

[mass noun]
(In South Asia) a type of hand embroidery using cutwork and shadow work.
More example sentences
  • Sahiba Collections have their exclusive Lucknowi chikan works on display.
  • If shopping in this section is over, try going over to the stall selling garments and dress material with Lucknowi chikan work, again in pastels.
  • With chikan kurtas in beige and white colours and jewelled T-shirts in a multitude of designs, every creation has a style of its own.

Origin

from Urdu, from Persian čikan.

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