LOST CITY PRODUCTS WAS FOUNDED TO PRESERVE, PROMOTE AND ADVANCE THE ENDANGERED HERITAGE CRAFT OF HAND EMBROIDERY.
At Lost City, our master artisans create covetable products inspired by innovators, mad geniuses, fearless leaders, divas of song, and icons and patrons of art from yesterday and tomorrow. Obscure masterpieces, mistakes, and experiments fuel our creativity. Paintings, poems, songs, and dances shimmer in our products. Each piece is a conversation starter and a collectible. Unsung heroes and unknown goddesses meet on Lost City streets.
Known for its etiquette, opulence, schools of poetry, music, and magnificent hand embroidery, Lucknow, the capital of the most populous state in India, was once full of mystique and secular traditions. Today, Lucknow is a bustling, chaotic city of contradictions. While we cannot reverse the ravages of time, we are salvaging some of the lost traditions of hand embroidery that Lucknow was known for during the Mughal period.
We collaborate with a collective of master artisans dedicated to the craft of hand embroidery with an obsessive focus on 17th-century techniques developed under Mughal patronage. Our artisans or karigars are the backbones of our company, combining time-honored skills and immense technical knowledge about hand embroidery to create spectacular objects of desire.