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Cotton Chikankari Collection by House of Kotwara

New Collection

Cotton Chikankari

Chikankari for House of Kotwara is all about the emancipation of women – of providing dignified employment to hundreds of rural women artisans.

Owning a classic Kotwara chikankari ensemble is like owning a piece of heritage that has been painstakingly created for the discerning by these women. Fine motifs delicately embroidered by deft fingers, weave a magic that lasts forever.

New Collection


House of Kotwara brings you a new collection, Barq, which embodies the term effortlessly elegant. Comfortable and chic silhouettes, appropriate for a variety of occasions and moods. The geometric embroidery lends itself to a timeless quality that makes these pieces a great investment into one’s wardrobe for seasons to come. The pearl and sequin embroideries lend itself to diamond and pearl encrusted jewels, worn minimally.

Balancing light and darkness, like its name ‘Barq’ by using the glistening shimmer of sequins and geometry to create striking pieces of understated opulence and timelessness.

New Collection

Balancing light and darkness, like its name ‘Barq’ by using the glistening shimmer of sequins and geometry to create striking pieces of understated opulence and timelessness.

As you walk through light and shade the geometry of lightning strikes….

The zig zag of life’s unfolds as you take a dazzling turn…

The pinnacle of the lightning form converging and diverging, following the female form…

Barq is the blinding beauty of the beloved….

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This collection is based on Muzaffar Ali’s collage series ‘Perpetual Dance’ exhibited in art galleries in Ahmedabad and Hyderabad. This series is inspired by falling leaves that change colour, form and texture.

The collection by House of Kotwara is interpreted using surface embellishment techniques like applique and zari embroidery on a variety of fabrics where the placement of the leaf motif creates a sense of perpetual movement…


Spring heralds a riot of colours in our gardens, touching our hearts and lifting our spirits.

This collection by House of Kotwara is inspired by these colourful blossoms Interpreted though Chikan embroidery on fine muslins and cottons.


The Kotwara Warehouse

A platform where House of Kotwara offers you sample pieces, sale pieces, pieces with slight imperfections at great value. It seems a pity, in these times where sustainability is the driving force, to just let beautiful pieces go unloved.

The profits from our sales go into supporting the ever growing cries of help from the village of Kotwara. With more and more migrant workers returning, and often need for medical attention, our Artisans’ families need their income more than ever, and in most cases it’s not enough in the present circumstances.

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House of Kotwara

An international fashion house founded in 1990 by filmmaker, painter, Muzaffar Ali – the Raja of Kotwara, and his architect wife Meera Ali with the mission to revive the traditional craft of the region of Awadh, India and provide rural employment through our foundation, Dwar Pe Rozi Society (Employment at Doorstep).

Sama Ali is presently the Creative Director of the brand and a London College of Fashion Alumna. Sama officially joined House of Kotwara in 2014. Sama’s fantastical artistry is an amalgamation of her life experiences, heritage, and affection for beauty.

House of Kotwara is known for taking the ancient embroidery techniques of Chikankari, Aari and Zardozi and applying them in both traditional and contemporary silhouettes. Zardozi and Chikankari have been the forte of Kotwara, which has employed some of the finest craftspeople in the region for generations at Anhalwara Palace, Kotwara in Lakhimpur Kheri and Kotwara House, Qaiserbagh Palace Complex in Lucknow…

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