The predominant part of its charm lies in the embroidery that defines its border of moderate width, not to mention the body of the endpiece. Any connoisseur of Indian fashion would know it at a glance to be chikankari, the technique of embroidery mastered by the local artisans of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. Pristine, gossamer-like motifs of simplistic florals and paisleys, defined by a running stitch and shadow-work, an example of super-fine and complex handiwork. The embroidery is interspersed with shiny silver mirrors of miniscule proportions that add to the glamour of the saree.
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