Ghararas originated in the city of Lucknow during the era of the Nawabs. During the late 19th century, it was considered everyday attire among North Indian elite women.
Gharara originally consists of a kurti (a short, mid-thigh length tunic), a dupatta (veil), and most importantly, a pair of wide-legged pants, ruched at the knee so they flare out dramatically. The knee area, called the goat in Urdu, is often elaborately embroidered in zari and zardozi work. Each leg of a traditional gharara is made from over 12 meters of fabric, often silk brocade, silk, satin, kinkhab, tanchoi.
The expertise of Gharara Studio lies in the specialty of elaborate hand embroidery and stitching by talented Lucknowi karigars, which leads to the creation of each piece with precision.