Developed by the local women of Punjab, Phulkari (meaning flower-crafting) is a form of hand embroidery with characteristic designs like exquisite floral and geometric motifs. These are embroidered on the oodhnis, shawls, and fabric, esp. the ones for their wedding trousseau.
Assorted colors of silk threads embroidered on a natural dyed fabric, produce a bright, beautiful and graceful designer Phulkari saree. Nikayi borrows the essence of Phulkari and enhance it further with contemporary hand embroidery using glass beads, sequins, and metal elements. This unique hand embroidery is used as inserts on the necklines, hems of the Indian designer kurtis, and borders of the hand embroidered sarees.
Nikayi adds a fresh touch of Phulkari to the conventional bridal sarees collection and the contrasting designer brocade blouse. They create graceful and elegant cotton silk or designer silk kurtis that can be customized to compliment your personality.
Rapidly gaining popularity, by July 2010, Nikayi was already creating exquisite bespoke designer kurtis and latest designer sarees for a posh private clientele. Soon, renowned a la mode boutiques in Mumbai started sourcing hand embroidered sarees and other exclusive garments from them.
Currently the brand is working to set up a franchisee model and reaching out to our NRI clients in the US, UK, and the Middle East.
A historic Buddhist text describes the Pali word 'Nikayi' as 'a small collection'. The creators of brand 'Nikayi' define it as 'an aristocratic collection'.
Nikayi is a designer label that breathes life into the fading arts and crafts of our country by translating them into singular designs for garments like sarees, wedding trousseau, Indian designer kurtis, and more.
Founded in January 2010, Nikayi found its feet while participating in extravagant lifestyle exhibitions at Mumbai and showcasing exclusive bridal saree collections, hand embroidered sarees and kurtis.
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