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Chikan (Hindi: चिकन, Urdu: چکن) is a traditional embroidery style from Lucknow, India. Literally translated, the word means embroidery.
Chikan embroidery is a very laborious and time consuming task. The craftsmen are trained for 15 to 20 years and sometimes it takes 10 to 15 days to make an outfit with hand embroidery as they fill in the designs with threads with detail work.
memorian asked: ”Are there pictures of any surviving Garments worn by Queen Elizabeth I?”
The Effigy Corset belonging to Queen Elizabeth I.
In 1995, the effigy of Queen Elizabeth residing in Westminster Abbey was unclothed for study and repair to the garments in which she was dressed. Once the gown and hoopskirt (dating from the 17th century) were removed, the effigy’s corset and drawers were visible for the first time since the 1930s.
The corset is edged with fine leather, originally apple-green in color, around the bottom, top and straps. The corset itself is made of fustian—a linen/cotton blend, woven in a twill pattern. The front and back sections appear to be finished on the back sides and whip-stitched together along these seam lines.