HISTORY OF CHIKANKARI, LUCKNOW CHIKAN
India has always been the land of craftsmen for ages, especially in Textiles. Chikankari of Lucknow in India has been one of the most popular embroidery forms for over 400 years. It is known to be originally a Persian art which flourished in India under the patronage of the rulers of Awadh. “Chikan” is derived from Persian word “Chic”; known to be the 'jali' work done on marble or wood. The artisans then captured the beauty of intricate patterns of marble 'jaali' and inlay work of the Mughal period monuments; and developed this indigenous form of artistic embroidery called Chikan.
What is the specialty of your products?
Every product that we sell is specially handcrafted and known for its “Timeless Quality” and “Exclusive Hand Embroidery Patterns”. With a wide variety of stitching-styles (over 32 types), Chikankari is claimed to be one-of-its-kind hand embroidery that is painstakingly crafted and impossible to imitate.
Are all your products handmade?
Yes, we only sell handcrafted products - including Chikankari sarees, designer kurtis online, cotton dress material online and palazzo pants buy online
Where are your products getting manufactured?
All our products are handcrafted by the artisans in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.
What is the typical manufacturing process?
The end-to-end manufacturing process involves the following steps –
i. Cloth ii. Cutting iii. Stitching iv. Printing v. Embroidery vi. JaliWork vii. Final Stitching viii. Washing ix. Pressing
How long does it take to produce a product and what is the typical effort & time involved?
Normally about 3-5 months’ time is required for production. Sometimes it even extends up to 7-8 months depending on the intricacy of the work and design.
Can I order multiple quantities of the same product?
As every product is handmade and exclusive, we normally will have only 1 quantity of each piece. Every product is a unique piece of art and is not mass-produced!
Can I request for a same product of a different size?
While we may not be able to get the same product, you may get a similar product with variation in the pattern / design.
How can I be sure of the product fit or size?
We do our best to make your shopping experience a pleasure. We have provided a Size Chart that details the measurements to help you with your questions on fitting or size. However, you may still write to us if you need further clarifications to completely satisfy yourself. Kindly note that unfortunately we would not be in a position to replace a product for issues around fitting or size.
Would the ordered product be identical to the image?
Yes, the product would be identical. However, digitally the actual color may have minor variations from that of the image.
Will the product shrink after wash?
Every product that we sell is pre-washed and there is no possibility of any shrinkage.
Do you provide Gift-Wrap option?
Yes, we do provide Gift-Wrap option at nominal changes. You will get this option at the time of check-out.
Is R’ZU your company name?
R’ZU is our apparel fashion brand from the house of Binaca Creations, a company that has been patronizing the traditional Indian craft of Chikankari since the year 2000. RZUstyle.com is a Truly Indian Ethnic Wear Online store.
Is your brand registered?
Yes, our brand is a registered trademark (TM) by the Controller General of Patents Designs and Trademarks, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India that provides the trademark owner the right to sue for damages when infringements of trademarks occur