The city of Lucknow blends royalty, culture and many religions into each other unlike anywhere else. Even while keeping pace with modern developments, it has preserved its golden past and its sublime culture - the Luckhnawi Tehzib.
Mukaish, an almost dying craft of Lucknow, is age-old embroidery where thin strips of metallic wire are inserted into the fabric and then twisted to create metallic embroidery. Very few karigars make exclusive Mukaish sarees as it is mostly done to highlight or adorn heavy Chikankari work. Over time, Chikankari travelled far and wide but Mukaish remained in Lucknow’s narrow lanes. The karigars of this craft, also known as Badla in Gujarat and Maharashtra, are a dying breed.