Chikankari is a sensitive and many-sided shadow work sort of weaving. At first, the weaving was finished utilizing white yarn, on boring muslins known as tanzeb. In any case, today, georgette, chiffon, cotton, and other fine textures are likewise being utilized. From being an adornment utilized essentially for enhancing garments, Chikankari weaving work of India has now spread to pad covers, pad covers, table cloth, etc.
There are various clarifications behind the advancement of the term Chikankari. According to one form, the word Chikankari has been gotten from a Persian word Chakin or Chakeen, which means making fragile designs on a texture. As indicated by others, it might be a misshaped variant of Chicken or Sequin, a coin esteeming Rs 4 for which the work was sold. One more clarification credits the term toward the East Bengal language, in which Chikan implied fine.