Here is an excerpt from Revolution 2020
Aarthi wore a mauve chikan salwar-kameez. Her father had bought for her from Lucknow.
What is the meaning of the word chikan? I can't find this word in my dictionary.
An interesting etymological and historical account of the term chikan and related embroidery work can be seen on page 4 here:
Embroidering Lives: Women's Work and Skill in the Lucknow Embroidery Industry
[EDIT-1] More readily accessible resources online:
Chikan (embroidery) (Wikipedia)
chikan /ˈtʃɪk(ə)n/ [mass noun] (OxfordDictionaries)
Chikan Embroidery (Arch Acad of Des)