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The Delicate Art of Chikankari

Jan/15/2023 / by Team SEEMA

Indira Bishen’s does justice to the traditional embroidery, and helps rural women artists in the bargain

After a successful debut at the South Asian New York Fashion Week early September, Indira Bishen LLC held an exhibition in Princeton, NJ last Sunday. The goal: spreading awareness and promoting the ancient art of chikankari through modern wear.

Designer Indira Bishen, who is originally from Lucknow, came with the idea after she found challenging to find hand-embroidered modern chikankari clothing in the U.S. Her collection offers both traditional Indian wear as well as chic Indo-Western attire for all occasions. She aims to empower both the women who wear her line as well as those who create it.

Every Bishen piece is intricately crafted by female artisans in rural India seeking financial independence.

Follow her on Facebook and Instagram @indirabishenofficial to stay updated on her latest collections and future events.

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