Story of House of Chikankari
Mothers are spirited and selfless women. They teach you how to smile in the face of adversity and always believe in your true potential.
In the tumultuous lockdown of 2020, during a tête-à-tête between a mother-daughter duo, a mutual desire to create a deeper impact on our country’s craftsmen was expressed. And thus, House of Chikankari was born - to ensure the talent and expertise of Indian artisans, the heritage and the craftsmanship is cherished by all.
A textile connoisseur, our co-founder Poonam Rawal has been designing ethnic wear for herself and her loved ones for a long time. Her closet is flooded with intricately hand-embroidered Chikankari outfits and this obsession naturally trickled down to her daughter, Aakriti Rawal. Clearly, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
Envisioning to organise a previously unorganised industry, House of Chikankari provides an assurance of authenticity of the handmade craft of Chikankari and guaranteed quality.
Our vision is to re-instill the pride of artisans in their exquisite craftsmanship and sustain it to provide economic and social empowerment to artisans' households.
We are striving tirelessly to make India's heritage craft of Chikankari a household essential and take Lucknow to the world.
In January 2023, House of Chikankari achieved one of its biggest milestones.
Aakriti & Poonam Rawal shared their journey with the nation through Shark Tank India Season 2 and received offers from four out of five eminent 'sharks'. They secured a deal from two - Mr. Aman Gupta, co-founder and CMO of boAT and Mr. Peyush Bansal, co-founder and CEO of Lenskart.