Chikankari motifs c. Murri: Murri is a knotted style of chikankari, worked in the centre of flowers, giving an embossed effect. It is nothing but French knot, which resemble the rice grain in shape.
Retting only loosens the woody bark. If flax is not retted enough, the removal of the stalk without injury to the delicate fiber is difficult. If flax is over-retted the fiber is weakened. The retting operation, as well as other processes for producing linen fabric, therefore, requires great care. Retting can be done via different methods.