More From Lucknow
Wandering through Lucknow en route to Palaces and Imambaras with a client, art, masonry & woodwork catch our attention. Their fading resplendence against lush green foliage makes the walk one to remember . We notice architectural and interior details pushing against layers of paint and damage, each detail a tribute to the work of countless, unnamed workmen from an age of artisanry. Even unkempt corners hide surprises in forms of exquisite botanical art, almost entirely hidden between heavy frames painted over with yellow-gold paint. In the corner of a less popular Imambara lie glass chandeliers exquisite in their fragile beauty. There is much to be inspired by in Lucknow- whether in experiencing architecture, visiting a Chikan or Zardosi workshop or even breaking the day for Kebab’s and Biryani. It may be chaotic and rapidly changing as most Indian cities are, but it takes just a little scratching at the surface to reveal the wonder that is truly is.
Places of inspiration featured here are : Sanatkada, Khaquan Manzil, Habibullah Estate
Places we would source from: Mita Das for Chikan, Sanatkada for Chikan and Handicrafts