With globalization & demand, Chikan embroidery has gone through a revolutionary change & now the embroidery is done on a variety of fabrics such as Cotton, Silk, Chiffon, Crepe, Georgette, Organdie, Linen, Teri-rubia, Teri-voil, Teri-cot, Semi silk, Polyester etc. Untwisted threads of cotton, rayon or silk of all colors are now being used for embroidery. There are five basic stitches in Chikan which go to make 32 derivation stitches & an artisan specializes in mostly a specific one.
A garment passes through more than one hand before it is finished, as each women works in her specialized stitch or style into the fabric. The intricacy of stitches can take months to finish a heavily embroidered garment & these unusual & complicated stitches enhance the allure of the garment. With more & more designers fusing the hand embroidered component into their collections Chikan craft in getting its rightful place, it deserves in Apparel products such as Shirts, Tops, Skirts, Scarfs, Dresses etc. & Home Furnishings such as bed spreads, dinning sheets, table cloth, cushion covers, curtains etc.